Water Bursts Into Air at Construction Site

  Last modified on July 24th, 2021

When a contractor doing plumbing work removed the tap from a water main at 87th and York Avenue on Thursday, a gush of water was sent flying into the sky. The incident occurred a bit before 2pm and was first reported on by Upper East Site.

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Photo Credit: Upper East Site

The tap was put back in its place, but there was a big mess, and utility companies were called to check out the nearby buildings. A spokesperson for the Department of Environmental Protection said the worker was from a private company which was doing work for a nearby home’s water service.

This construction accident follows the giant sinkhole which appeared just a couple blocks away last week, though the two incidents do not appear to be related.

Videos of the scene were also captured by Citizen App users.

Water Bursting From Street @CitizenApp

1657 York Ave 1:55:36 PM EDT

Water Bursting From Street @CitizenApp

1657 York Ave 1:55:36 PM EDT

Water Bursting From Street @CitizenApp

1657 York Ave 1:55:36 PM EDT

Water Bursting From Street @CitizenApp

1657 York Ave 1:55:36 PM EDT

Water Bursting From Street @CitizenApp

1657 York Ave 1:55:36 PM EDT

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