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Portland Press Urges Infrastructure Repair

Matt Ball on January 2, 2013 - in Water

Portlanders got a nasty surprise one morning last month when a water main collapsed, flooding a busy intersection and damaging cars and buildings during the morning rush hour. The incident left much of the city without water for several hours and led to a boil-water order for the entire Portland peninsula, including many of the city’s restaurants.

This should not have been a surprise. Like much of Maine’s aging infrastructure, the old iron pipes buried beneath Portland’s streets for a hundred years of freezing and thawing are a logical place to expect a failure.

Read more via Portland Press Herald

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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