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Seattle Main Break
Aug 23, 2004

Water Main Break Spills 3.8 Million Gallons Near Port Angeles
A broken water main spilled 3.8 million gallons overnight, flooding homes and prompting the City Council to order mandatory water restrictions. A 30-inch concrete main next to Olympic National Park Headquarters on East Park Avenue ruptured at about 3 AM Tuesday, Public Workers Director Glenn Cutler told the council. The City Council met in emergency session to declare the Stage 4 water emergency, which means mandatory indoor and outdoor water restrictions that apply to all customers. The council authorized the Public Works Department to move to enforced water rationing if necessary.