WEEKEND LISTEN: Kitchener pipes aging, but Strasburg sinkhole wasn't expected

Kitchener's truck-eating sinkhole was the most dramatic case in a series of water main breaks in Kitchener over the past year. Director of Engineering Hans Gross explained the nuts and bolts, literally, of this latest break.
Two workers in Kitchener, Ont., rescued from deep trouble 1:07

Kitchener's truck-eating sinkhole on Feb. 9 was the latest, and by far the most dramatic, case in a series of water main breaks in Kitchener over the past year.

The city has targeted the city's aging infrastructure, with a significant tax hike.

The two men who were in the pickup truck are home safe after "they had to do some swimming," boss says. (Andrea Bellemare/CBC)

Director of Engineering Hans Gross describes the city's plan. And in his interview with CBC Kitchener-Waterloo's Craig Norris, he explained that sometimes a water main break can be caused by something as simple as nuts and bolts.