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Water Main Break Shuts Down Portion of Fountain Drive

by Dave Emke June 15, 2017 at 8:45 am 8 Comments

(This article was updated at 9:15 a.m. after additional information was received from Fairfax Water; and at 2 p.m. after repairs were completed.)

Fountain Drive was closed this morning between Baron Cameron Avenue and Bowman Towne Drive because of an overnight water main break.

Susan Miller, public affairs officer for Fairfax Water, says the break took place in the area of 1763 Fountain Drive. That’s near The Spectrum shopping center.

“It was a broken valve that caused the break there,” Miller said.

Miller said businesses in the building that includes HSBC bank, Verizon, Doubletake Salon and The Red Door Salon & Spa are without water as utility crews are working on the situation.

“We hope it doesn’t take all day, we’re booked.” said Chai Bui from Doubletake Salon, which sits in front of where the repairs are taking place. The staff at The Red Door Salon & Spa said they had already rescheduled most of their appointments.

Fairfax Water’s website reported repairs were completed by early Thursday afternoon.

Fountain Drive is expected to be closed for the rest of the day, Miller said.

Photos by Brooke Giles, who also contributed to reporting; map via Google

  • Deep state

    Fountain Drive – literally a fountain.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Oh, my! Glad book club at the library was yesterday.

  • jmsullivan

    We should rename Fountain Drive immediately. My vote would be Free Drinks for Everybody Drive.

  • Mike M

    I wonder what caused the “broken valve? Construction? Overburdening of the existing infrastructure?

    • 40yearsinreston

      BPX building the latest monstrosity
      Should have called Miss Utility

    • Lauren Graham

      There has been an ever-increasing sinkhole/dip in the road there for probably a year now – I wonder if it’s related.

  • Greg

    Was this the reason the helicopter was hovering over Reston early this morning?

    • Reston Now

      Yes. It was a news chopper.

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