Paving and water main repairs
Chicken & Egg – Does paving CAUSE water main problems in Hoboken?
But after talking to workers today – apparently there are close to 10 (TEN) more “leaking water mains” and they’ll be making their way north to dig up the freshly paved roads, sending them back to the stone ages once again.
The bigger question is – what caused all these water mains to begin leaking in unison – to the point where immediate repairs were needed? Did the heavy equipment used for milling and / or paving CAUSE these mains to need repair?
Is this going to happen on each and every road that gets milled and paved?
Seems like a vital step was missing in this whole construction debacle: Maybe the pipes underneath should be “Stress-tested” prior to paving to ensure the “after-paving death rave” won’t be necessary. Because if it’s heavy equipment (milling machines and steam rollers), then why not just run similarly sized machinery up and down the street to get those broken mains fixed beforehand!?
Don’t you think something is out of whack here?