PVC Pipe Break: Spokane Valley, Washington

The Northwest part of the country is known for harsh weather conditions, requiring the use of water pipe that can withstand sudden change in temperatures and a varying climate. Unfortunately for homeowners in Spokane Valley, their plastic PVC pipe weren’t up to the task and a water main “ruptured … leaving multiple residents without water for several hours.” A spokesman for the local fire department said the cause “could be weather-related,” commenting that, “It could have been the constant cold and thawing, cold and thawing.”