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Portland Water Bureau crews examine a broken 30-inch cast iron pipe that had burst beneath Northeast Skidmore Street, between 23rd and 24th Avenues, last March 26, flooding basements .Last week, the city council agreed to pay for the damages caused by the break.

Portland Water Bureau crews examine a broken 30-inch cast iron pipe that had burst beneath Northeast Skidmore Street, between 23rd and 24th Avenues, last March 26, flooding basements .Last week, the city council agreed to pay for the damages caused by the break.

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City to Pay Flood Damages

The Portland City Council voted last week to help neighbors with legitimate claims related to a major water main break that occurred at Northeast 23rd and Skidmore Street last march March sending a wall of water into adjacent streets.