Bangor water main break floods intersection of Forest Avenue, Garland Street
Nok-Noi Ricker | BDN
Bangor Public Works foreman Steve Smith surveys damage from a water main break at the junction of Forrest Avenue and Garland Street on May 15, 2013. "Either a valve is broken or a pipe is busted," he said as water bubbled up from the ground. The break was discovered at about 10 a.m. and will repaired by the end of the day, said Chuck Spencer, assistant construction supervisor for the Bangor Water District. "We'll have everybody back in order before we leave," Spencer said. "They're going to shut down from Essex Street to just this side of Fruit Street." The work is expected to affect 20-25 water customers, but that number could change once Public Works crews open up the ground, the water district supervisor said. "We're not 100 percent sure where it is. We may be able to isolate it close," which would result in fewer customers without water, Spencer said.