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Oregon Water Main
Sep 22, 2004

Ruptured Water Main Floods Bloss
A break in a large water main running beneath the new parking structure construction site near Finley Hall caused extensive flooding on lower campus Monday night. The parking structure site, estimated at 15 to 20 feet at its deepest point by Penpraze, had filled and overflowed. Meacham, along with other staff members, said steam from the water getting into the downstairs boiler room was everywhere, even billowing from manhole covers outside. Wading through the flooded basement, staff members saw water pouring out from electrical sockets. A digital photo taken by a staff member shows one of the RAs standing with his feet stuckinto rubber trash cans like boots, to ward against any sort of electrical shock.