Damaged water pipe creates four-storey geyser

A water pipe near Blocks 222 and 223 in Bukit Batok East Avenue 3 burst yesterday, creating a four-storey-high geyser just after 6am. National water agency PUB told The Straits Times that it received reports of the leak "on a water main on the turf a
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A water pipe near Blocks 222 and 223 in Bukit Batok East Avenue 3 burst yesterday, creating a four-storey-high geyser just after 6am. National water agency PUB told The Straits Times that it received reports of the leak "on a water main on the turf a
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A water pipe near Blocks 222 and 223 in Bukit Batok East Avenue 3 burst yesterday, creating a four-storey-high geyser just after 6am. National water agency PUB told The Straits Times that it received reports of the leak "on a water main on the turf area". It added: "The leak was also detected by our sensors." PUB said it immediately sent officers and repair contractors to the site, and the leak was stopped at 9am. Workers were seen turning off the water supply before rushing to replace the damaged pipe with a new one. "Repair works are ongoing and are expected to be completed by today. There is no road closure and traffic remains smooth," said the PUB. It assured residents that water supply will not be affected and it is investigating the leak. Residents said they were reminded of the "water fountain" caused by a burst pipe last week at the junction of Bukit Batok West Avenue 6 and Bukit Batok West Avenue 8. Motorists then were greeted by water gushing up from the middle of the road. PUB said yesterday's case was not related to the earlier pipe leak, which has been repaired.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2017, with the headline 'Damaged water pipe creates four-storey geyser'. Print Edition | Subscribe