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We shouldn't make assumptions that lead to blame. You could assume the Pump operator did notice a sudden change in the system and shut down the pumps or had the pipe isolated with a valve. It would take time for the pressure to dissipate and all the water in the pipe still has to drain. They reported the break was on the lower part of the trail, the pipe was 6 inches and I measured the lift at over 1800 feet. 3000 gallons of water could've drained after the pumps stopped.