• Cars again drive over the area damaged during a water main break on Jan. 12 in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot. According to Col. Walter Seifried, chief of staff engineer, a considerable portion of the parking lot will be repaved to a like-new condition, but he is still waiting to see the final restoration plans.

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    Cars again drive over the area damaged during a water main break on Jan. 12 in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot. According to Col. Walter Seifried, chief of staff engineer, a considerable portion...

  • The new pipe is in place on the water main that burst Jan. 12 in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot.

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    The new pipe is in place on the water main that burst Jan. 12 in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot.

  • Close up of repairs underway Jan. 13, the day following a water main break, in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot.

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    Close up of repairs underway Jan. 13, the day following a water main break, in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot.

  • Repairs are underway Jan. 13, the day following a water main break, in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot. Col. Walter Seifried, the deputy chief of staff engineer at USASMDC/ARSTRAT, said the response to the damage was quick and comprehensive.

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    Repairs are underway Jan. 13, the day following a water main break, in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot. Col. Walter Seifried, the deputy chief of staff engineer at USASMDC/ARSTRAT, said the...

  • Close-up of the damage to a water main that burst Jan. 12 in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot. An estimated 1 million gallons of water filled the lot.

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    Close-up of the damage to a water main that burst Jan. 12 in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot. An estimated 1 million gallons of water filled the lot.

  • Jan. 13, a day after a water main burst in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot, crews dug and exposed the damaged area so that it could be repaired.

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    Jan. 13, a day after a water main burst in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot, crews dug and exposed the damaged area so that it could be repaired.

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Water main repairs are complete in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot, but final restoration of the parking lot remains to be completed.

"We are going to repave a considerable amount of the parking lot to like-new condition," said Col. Walter Seifried, chief of staff engineer, USASMDC/ARSTRAT. "We are just waiting to see the final restoration plans."

The damage occurred Jan. 12 when a water main was damaged during work in the parking lot, causing an estimated 1 million gallons of water to fill the parking area.

Once the water main was turned off and the parking lot cleared of vehicles, contractors began digging out the damaged area. Repairs to the pipe were completed within a few days.

"I've never seen as quick and comprehensive responses as this command has seen in working on this situation," Seifried said.

<i>Carrie.Ford@smdc.army.mil</i>

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