Water main breaks under Evans Avenue for third time in just over a year

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DENVER -- A water main on Denver’s south side broke open Friday afternoon causing flooding that damaged properties and caused traffic delays. Water filled streets near West Evans Avenue and South Santa Fe Drive south of Overland Park Golf Course.

The break created a large hole on Evans Avenue near Huron Street.

Business owners and people who live in the neighborhood expressed frustration with the City and County of Denver.

“I’m just kind of shocked that it happened again,” one homeowner said.

Friday created a déjà vu moment for homeowners who told FOX31 their streets were flooded just last month. Denver Water says the same water main broke open on May 3, 2018 and again a little more than a year ago.

“It’s annoying because I just want them to fix it the first time,” an employee at a nearby marijuana shop said.

Employees at a motorcycle repair shop on Huron Street worked to push away at least 5 to 6 inches of water. The flooding damaged repair parts and inventory, according to the owner.

Denver Water officials said anyone with flood damage should contact their customer service team to see how the city is able to help. The 12-inch water main is nearly 70 years old, according to Denver Water.

Three customers were left without water due to the break.

On Saturday afternoon, Denver Water confirmed Evans had reopened in both directions.

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