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Wheaton water main breaks again

4:35 PM, Jan 10, 2014   |    comments
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WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- The water main at University Boulevard and Veirs Mill Road that broke on Monday has broken again, say officials.

A spokesperson with WSSC says that repair crews have been working on the 12-inch main and hope to complete repairs by daybreak on Saturday. 

The break is about fifty feet from the break in the same pipe on Monday. This break affects 102 customers, including the Ambassador Apartments.

WSSC have had to fix 40-50 water main breaks a day for the past four to five days. 

The pipe is 78-years-old. Once a contractor gets to the scene, it usually takes them about four to six hours to fix the break. 

Weather is determined to be a factor, officials said. 


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