Burst pipe triggers towering jet of water

A burst pipe sent a torrent of water gushing up a few storeys high near Block 249 in Hougang Avenue 3 early on Monday morning, fooling at least one resident into thinking it was raining at 3.40am. National water agency PUB said its sensors detected t
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A burst pipe sent a torrent of water gushing up a few storeys high near Block 249 in Hougang Avenue 3 early on Monday morning, fooling at least one resident into thinking it was raining at 3.40am.

National water agency PUB said its sensors detected the leak and repair works were completed at 11.15am on the same day.

An alternative supply feed ensured that residents were not affected by the leak.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 14, 2018, with the headline 'Burst pipe triggers towering jet of water'. Print Edition | Subscribe