Another day, another busted water main in Gatineau

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, December 29, 2018

St. Joseph Boulevard was shut down for several hours Saturday morning in both directions between Brodeur and Dumas streets after a water main froze and burst before dawn.

It was a short detour, both in physical length and duration (the street reopened by about 11:30 a.m.), but it represented yet another infrastructure headache for the city.

(...)Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin said after the Taché Boulevard rupture that Gatineau, like most municipalities in Canada, needs “urgent” action to make up for “40 years of neglect to infrastructure.”

He said in a radio interview that Gatineau infrastructure needs “$1.3 billion of catch-up, just for Gatineau. This is not just theory. These are broken and aging infrastructures.”

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