Three homes flooded after water main break in Langford

Three homes flooded after water main break in Langford
One of the basements that was flooded after a water main break on July 11, 2019.

A water main break in Langford Thursday morning left three homes flooded, including one that was also heavily damaged during another water main break back in February.

According to the City of Langford, Victoria Contracting & Municipal Maintenance Corporation was installing a storm drain when a Capital Regional District pipe was damaged on Strathmore Avenue. The city said there is no environmental or water quality damage and chlorination is contained.

The water is set to come back on to the homes later Thursday. Three homes were flooded following the water main break and homeowners say at one point there was about two feet of water (0.6 metres) ending up in their homes.

Repairs to the basement of the home that was also damaged on Feb. 19 at the intersection of Goldstream and Strathmore were completed just last week.

During that water main break, water flooded the street and basements. A truck was also partially submerged. It took 45 minutes for the water to be turned off and crews had to replace a section of an old cement pipe built in the 1960s. The road also had to be repaved.

Now Gail Kendall, owner of the home that was hit twice, will have to do more repairs.

“Literally a week ago they finally finished our basement from the first flood in February and now we have to deal with it all over again, and everybody is like ‘it’s not our fault, it’s not our fault,’ well it’s got to be somebody’s fault because our insurance claim from our first flood isn’t even finished yet and we have to open a new claim,” Kendall said.


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