PIC: Several Water Main Breaks Reported throughout Contra Costa County on Saturday

August 23, 2014 23:40 pm · 17 comments


Several cities and towns throughout Contra Costa County experienced broken water mains on Saturday.

Craig Cannon reported East Bay MUD and Contra Costa Water were repairing several breaks in West Contra Costa, Danville, Concord, and the one pictured above on Arthur Rd. in Martinez.

A Supervisor for the Contra Costa Water District says the water main break in Martinez might not be fixed until the morning.

At this time, it is unknown what caused the water mains to break.

photo credit: Craig Cannon – for use only on Claycord.com

JJ2 August 23, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Pressure surge and old pipes?

Mark August 23, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Earth shifting and possible large quake on the way?

Christina August 24, 2014 at 1:05 AM


Hydrant Union August 24, 2014 at 2:02 AM

My guys took the underground route this time.

Shiloh August 24, 2014 at 3:23 AM

@mark — grand prize!!!

Earthquake u were right! August 24, 2014 at 3:24 AM

Mark! You were dead on….nice earthquake!!

eyewhen August 24, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Mark? Any prediction on the Market?

Scott August 24, 2014 at 3:34 AM

All hail to Mark!!!

YEA YEA CONCORD August 24, 2014 at 4:03 AM

Yea live in concord near drive in

Peewee August 24, 2014 at 4:11 AM

We had a broken main or pipe on Sharene in Walnut Creek today, as well! Water finally came back on late this evening.

Killjoy August 24, 2014 at 4:16 AM

Probably a few more, thanks to the quake this morning.

Anon, too August 24, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Good call, Mark!

Ground shrinkage due to drought August 24, 2014 at 10:35 AM

old pipes can resist the stress.

Anon August 24, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Maybe they broke as an early indicator of the quake?

TinFoiler August 24, 2014 at 12:29 PM

I think Mark called it. Why would multiple pipes break approx the same time due to drought. There was movement and they broke.
It’s too bad that this wasn’t reported until 11:40pm though.
Of course, “they” could have been fiddling around with HAARP – Again!

anon August 24, 2014 at 3:20 PM

so maybe this would show up on the earthquake info what was happening.

Anon August 24, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Very quiet in the hood, no barking dogs.

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