Tuesday, September 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA'S WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IS WORSE THAN TERRIBLE: Another massive water main break shuts down SEPTA trolley line in West Philadelphia

A water main break has shut down a SEPTA trolley line in West Philadelphia.

The break was reported before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at 60th Street and Lansdowne Avenue.

Images from the scene showed several large sections of roadway which had buckled.

SEPTA has shut down its Route 10 trolley service.

Passengers are instead being bused between 33rd and Market streets and 63rd and Malvern streets.

The summer-time uncommon water main breaks have become more common in the once great city of Philadelphia.   Old, aging and deteriorating infrastructure from water to gas pipes to sewer pipes breaks down often now.  The cost to rehabilitate is enormous, and that is why no government will do it unless things get to be unbearable for the citizens.