Water Main Repair FAQs

What causes a water main break?

Water main breaks can occur due to a variety of factors, including aging infrastructure, extreme weather conditions, corrosion, and ground movement.

How do I know if there is a water main break?

Signs of a water main break can include reduced water pressure, discolored water, unusual noises coming from pipes, and wet or soggy spots in the yard or street.

Who is responsible for fixing a water main break?

Responsibility for fixing a water main break typically falls on the local water authority or utility company. However, if the break occurs on a property owner’s private line, they may be responsible for repairs.

How are water main breaks repaired?

Water main breaks are typically repaired by cutting into the damaged section of pipe and replacing it with a new pipe. In some cases, a temporary fix may be applied until a permanent repair can be made.

How long does it take to repair a water main break?

The length of time it takes to repair a water main break can vary depending on the size and location of the break, as well as the weather conditions. It can take anywhere from a few hours to several days to complete the repairs.