Water Main Fixed at Aberdeen and Queen

By Ryan McGreal
Published October 05, 2012

A water main break at Aberdeen Avenue and Queen Street has been cleared overnight.

The break occurred early yesterday afternoon and disrupted traffic until late at night, as lane restrictions forced vehicles coming down the escarpment on Beckett Drive to turn right at Aberdeen.

After school yesterday, a crossing guard was dispatched to the signalized pedestrian crossing at Aberdeen Avenue and Kent Street.

Neighbouring residents reported a drop in water pressure while repair work was underway.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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By tina (anonymous) | Posted October 05, 2012 at 09:13:55

Is everyone else's water pressure back to 100%? Mine is decent, but weaker than usual.

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By TB (registered) - website | Posted October 05, 2012 at 09:42:52

Ours doesn't seem to be 100% either, which raises the questions how would one measure it and what should it be?

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted October 05, 2012 at 09:50:15

I've contacted the Public Works Department to ask about the lingering water pressure issues.

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By tina (anonymous) | Posted October 05, 2012 at 10:45:12 in reply to Comment 81429

Thank you, Ryan.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted October 05, 2012 at 13:56:12 in reply to Comment 81434

I just heard back from the city: the water pressure should be back to normal now. Here's the explanation I received:

The lower pressure was an outcome of yesterday's water main break. Although the repairs were completed last night there were some lingering effects this morning that staff had to address.

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