Water main break floods Sexton Lofts

  • Article by: Pat Pheifer , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 20, 2013 - 9:09 PM

A broken water main forced residents from the Sexton Lofts in downtown Minneapolis.

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antisuburbsOct. 20, 13 7:07 PM

I know for a fact that there are condos in that building with living space on the basement level. how is the city compensating these homeowners for their lost property?

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donm251Oct. 20, 13 7:57 PM

The age of the Minneapolis water system piping has been ignored for decades. There will be many more water line breaks in years to come until Minneapolis officials wake up and address the problem, which would run into the billions of dollars to repair.

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deepsixOct. 20, 13 8:24 PM

Guess what, property taxes are going to have to go up to start paying for infrastructure that was built 70 plus years ago. Not only the watermain but sanitarty sewer and the rest of the roads are crumbling.

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drposterOct. 20, 13 9:05 PM

Yet MPLS still continues to spend on water fountains, and remodeling parks and whatever other nonsense gets in their head so they can look cosmopolitan.. You voted for it, don't complain.

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swmnguyOct. 20, 13 9:43 PM

Downtown between about 8th St. and the river smells like sewer gas. I'm guessing all that infrastructure is obsolete and falling apart.

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boozlesOct. 20, 1310:43 PM

Infrastructure requires maintenance and many of Minneapolis' water and sewer pipes are in need of upgrades. Lets get the NFL to help pay for some of it.

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dtmonkeyboyOct. 20, 1311:32 PM

Too bad so many conmments are ill informed. In fact Minneapolis has been re-lining their water pipes for years now. In addition, most roads have been completely re-built. It was a 20+ year project begun in the 70's. Homeowners don't generally dig up their yard and replace the sewer and water pipes until their is a problem - but I guess the city is supposed to fix things before they break. That would be real cost effective?

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jcinbpOct. 21, 13 5:51 AM

donm251 7:57 PM "The age of the Minneapolis water system piping has been ignored for decades. There will be many more water line breaks in years to come until Minneapolis officials wake up and address the problem, which would run into the billions of dollars to repair" They're too busy fighting off the extortion attempts by the Pohlads and Wilfs.

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jcinbpOct. 21, 13 2:15 PM

donm251 7:57 PM "The age of the Minneapolis water system piping has been ignored for decades. There will be many more water line breaks in years to come until Minneapolis officials wake up and address the problem, which would run into the billions of dollars to repair" They're too busy fighting off the extortion attempts by the Pohlads and Wilfs.

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