"At approximately 7 p.m. tonight, the City of Sandusky experienced a water main break on the main line that supplies water to Cedar Point. The City of Sandusky quickly responded and is currently working to repair the system. Without our normal water supply, and due to safety concerns, the park will be closing early tonight.
We will have more updates for guests right here as soon as they become available." - Cedar Point
Yep. They started closing everything around 10 in the back of the park. By 10:30 you couldn't get in line for anything and they had employees blocking a lot of the bathrooms off. They left the arcade open so I just sent my kids in there to waste time because I didn't feel like dealing with the parking lot. The arcade, the games up front and Park Plaza were still open when we left at 11:50. Most people were gone by then.
They got it resolved much faster this time. The park was able to open today but Soak City will be closed.
Sucks for the hotels though, because of the safety involved in having to run the water "clear" and all that. This makes me wonder, when the water tower is complete and functional, do they cut off the supply after a main break, and let it run, draining into whatever, before reconnecting it to the tower? I imagine they would have to so as not to potentially contaminate the tower and have to do this exercise of closing the hotels.
Not sure, but we had an irrigation system put in with a deduct meter to avoid sewage charges for water from our outdoor spigots. The city required a backflow valve so our non-potable (which it isn't really) water from our yard spigots can't wash back into the main supply. Maybe there's a more giant, heavy duty version of that.
This did just happen recently, right? I feel like I'm having deja vu.
That's why the title of this thread starts with "Another".
Oh thank you for your sarcasm. I looked for a little bit on here and didn't find any recent references to water main breaks. But your reply answers my question nonetheless.
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