Morning-of-the-Day-Before-Christmas Headlines: The Waters Rise

Water main's gallons equal to 30-plus Olympic-size swimming pools.

The water main break’s gallons are equal to more than 30 Olympic-size swimming pools.

Of course the big story of the day for those in Frankford, North Philadelphia, Kensington, Port Richmond, and Juniata Park (or anyone else with a heart) is the enormous water main break that caused a gush of 20 to 23 million gallons of water equal to 30 to 34 Olympic -size swimming pools. The break will “inconvenience” residents for months. Given the damage to businesses and homes, and the fact that the city is only mandated to pay out a certain amount, the inconvenience is going to turn into major life changes for many. What a mess. Oddly, I’ve heard no jokes about the Rapture yet, or walking on water. Too soon?

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