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Library reopens after water main break

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By Stephen Knapp

The Evergreen Library reopened on Tuesday morning after being closed all day Monday, April 14, because of a broken water main beneath the parking lot.

About 7:30 a.m. Monday, a delivery driver noticed water furiously boiling up from the pavement through an in-line main valve about 100 feet from the library’s main entrance.

“It was spraying up about 6 inches and washing down the parking lot into the creek,” said grounds supervisor Al Santangelo. “I’ve been here 14 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this here before.”

A crew from the Evergreen Metropolitan District quickly arrived and began digging up the parking lot and repairing the breach. The fix was complete by nightfall.

Flooding was confined to the parking lot, leaving the library and its contents high and dry.