Water Main Breaks
As winter weather arrives, so do water main woes. Last year’s freezing temperatures brought on a record number of breaks.
Thanks to extreme temperatures, Baltimore City kicked off the year with a record number of water main breaks, ruptures that frustrated residents and overwhelmed crews.
Washington’s Maryland suburbs have 350 miles of large concrete water pipes that are prone to exploding without warning, an inventory that’s second only to Detroit’s among major utilities, a newspaper has found.
The water main break has caused a lot of problems for Baltimore residents, workers and businesses.