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Lake Audubon Pool Needs ‘Significant Repairs’ Thanks to Broken Drainage Pipe

by RestonNow.com — June 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm 1 Comment

Pool season has just arrived, but one Reston Association facility is already splashed out — and RA says Dominion Power may be to blame.

The Lake Audubon Pool is closed indefinitely and needs “significant repairs” because of a broken drainage pipe, Reston Association has announced. According to RA:

The problem was first discovered when standing water was found in the bathhouse. A blockage in the drainage pipe was later cleared by Roto-Rooter Plumbing and Drain Service, but a crack in the pipe was found Thursday morning that will require significant repairs to the pipe and possibly the power line that runs near the drainage pipe.

Reston Association has contacted Dominion Power about the electrical line and is investigating whether recent work near the site by the utility company may have contributed to the pipe being damaged.

The pipe will need to be dug up and the electrical line removed before the new pipe can be installed. Roto-Rooter’s equipment is currently stuck on the other side of the electrical line. RA is waiting on a proposal from the plumbing company for the digging up and repairing of the pipe. The association is also exploring how the pipe was damaged and whether it can seek reimbursement for repair costs.

Reston Association says the pool will not re-open until the pipe has been repaired and properly tested.

Lake Audubon Pool was scheduled to be open weekends from noon to 7 p.m. each day, with weekday hours beginning June 24.

Photo courtesy Reston Association

  • Brad

    Day 5 since the “crack discovery” and no evidence of digging/repairs at Lake Audubon. What’s the urgency for RA to get this done and deliver expected services to its paying members seeing as hours were already cut for this summer? Will RA point to Dominion Power to blame and save operational costs by delaying the repair? If a resident experienced this issue, how quickly could Roto Rooter repair the pipe to minimize impact (I’m sure they’ve done this many times before, so a quote and services shouldn’t take long)?

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