Wasted water

    A water main break in North Philadelphia this morning dumped eight million gallons of water into the streets. The 36-inch break at Thompson and Marshall streets occurred at 7 a.m., and wasn’t shut off for 90 minutes, the Associated Press reports.
    Affected residents were asked to go to a nearby shelter until the water, which rose above car tires, could be contained. The Philadelphia Water Department isn’t sure how long it will take to clean up the mess. Good thing there isn’t a snow storm coming.

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