Vandals use rocks to break pipe, cause 'major' sewage spill

Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 10:57 AM
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Vandals who apparently used rocks to smash an exposed wastewater pipe caused more than 18,000 gallons of sewage to flow into a tributary of Butler Creek, according to the Augusta Utilities Department.

The New Year’s Day spill occurred about 8:30 a.m. along a creek behind a residence on White Sand Drive. Crews dispatched to the area found that an exposed pipe at a creek crossing had been broken. The breach was repaired by 2:30 p.m.

“It appeared they had hit it with large rocks until the pipe was broken,” said Allen Saxon, the department’s assistant director.

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RichmondCountyrezident1
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RichmondCountyrezident1 01/02/09 - 12:22 pm
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I heard it wasn't done by

I heard it wasn't done by vandals but by Goths. Darn Germans.

devilishlymad67
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devilishlymad67 01/02/09 - 12:27 pm
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the people who did it should

the people who did it should be charged with the cost of the repair and the clean-up but that will probably not happen. Just something else the tax payer will have to pay for.

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whynot2 01/02/09 - 12:28 pm
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If they had ductile iron pipe

If they had ductile iron pipe for the crossing, which i thought was required by the EPD, this wouldnt have happened.

wsm141
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wsm141 01/02/09 - 12:40 pm
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Whynot2: Are you a

Whynot2: Are you a metallurgist? If so could you tell how ductile iron pipe would have stopped this? I'd really really like to hear this one?

wsm141
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wsm141 01/02/09 - 12:51 pm
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Just for info if anyone has

Just for info if anyone has seen the movie Shawshank Redemption, a scene was shot where Tim Robbins breaks a you guessed it sewer line then crawls out to freedom. What did he use in the movie to break the line? A ROCK!!! Ductile Iron pipe is commonly referred to as cast iron pipe. Ductile means that it is somewhat more brittle than say a malleable iron or mild steel piping used in various piping applications.

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TEDDY1 01/02/09 - 01:03 pm
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movies will do it all the

movies will do it all the time

RichmondCountyrezident1
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RichmondCountyrezident1 01/02/09 - 01:10 pm
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Put the asbestos pipes in.

Put the asbestos pipes in.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 01/02/09 - 01:14 pm
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I say when they catch them...

I say when they catch them... hit em hard with the punishment and make an example out of them.... it will be less likely for it to happen again!!!!!!!

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john 01/02/09 - 03:04 pm
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Ok, always blaming the

Ok, always blaming the Germans! My people are so tired of being the scapegoat. Where is Hasselhoff when you need him?

Dukedirtbag
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Dukedirtbag 01/02/09 - 03:51 pm
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and here i thought the

and here i thought the Vandals were a rock band from CA, must be between gigs

Painter
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Painter 01/02/09 - 04:30 pm
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The Ductile Iron

The Ductile Iron Advantage
The advantages of Ductile Iron which have led to its success are numerous, but they can be summarized easily - versatility, and higher performance at lower cost. As illustrated in Figure 2.7, other members of the ferrous casting family may have individual properties which might make them the material of choice in some applications, but none have the versatility of Ductile Iron, which often provides the designer with the best combination of overall properties. This versatility is especially evident in the area of mechanical properties where Ductile Iron offers the designer the option of choosing high ductility, with grades guaranteeing more than 18% elongation, or high strength, with tensile strengths exceeding 120 ksi (825 MPa). Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI), offers even greater mechanical properties and wear resistance, providing tensile strengths exceeding 230 ksi (1600 MPa).

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gabassist 01/02/09 - 07:57 pm
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Painter - my monitor must not

Painter - my monitor must not be working as well as yours. I'm having difficulty viewing this "Figure 2.7."

HillGuy
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HillGuy 01/02/09 - 08:32 pm
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sounds like a job for

sounds like a job for lesbians

BamaMan
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BamaMan 01/02/09 - 09:46 pm
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....idle hands........

....idle hands........

ispeakadatruth
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ispeakadatruth 01/02/09 - 11:01 pm
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oh...they are just being

oh...they are just being kids. leave them alone.

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Edward1968 01/03/09 - 01:22 am
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Hey Painter, even when you

Hey Painter, even when you cut and paste you should cite your sources. I smell plaigiarism!!!

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