CLARK COUNTY, WA (KPTV) - A water main break sent thousands of gallons of water into Columbia River High School early Friday morning.

Shortly after midnight, Clark County Fire District 6 firefighters were called out to the water main break that occurred right in front of the high school, located at 800 Northwest 99th Street.

The break occurred in an eight inch line that is estimated to carry 1,600 gallons of water per minute, according to officials.

Firefighters were able to locate both valves in the looped system and shut off the water.

The damage to the school is expected to be minimal, according to officials.

Officials said this is the second water main break in roughly a year in the same general area.

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Native Born

If this is the 2nd time within such a short time span , than we would want to check into the assembly work & materials used for the water mains.Possibly defective materials or manufacturers defects or improper assembly work done.They could quite possibly utilize our family members experience in the plumbing industry!

evilkitty76

Sweet! The water went back home.

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