Frigid weather causing dozens of local water main breaks
The Mohawk Valley Water Authority has responded to a couple dozen water main breaks in the last two weeks, and most of them – if not all of them – can be blamed on the low temperatures.
Posted: Wed Jan 03 09:07:16 PST 2018
Updated: Wed Jan 03 09:07:16 PST 2018
Posted By: Rebecca Landcastle
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to a couple dozen water main breaks in the last two weeks. --most, if not all, blamed on the cold temperatures. the process of finding.. and then fixing the leak takes time. --and reps with the water authority say this problem isn't unique to utica. --cities all over the northeast are dealing with the same issues. and it won't be solved by throwing money at it. sot: patrick becher, executive director mohawk valley water authority honestly we could spend $200 million and still have a good share of water main breaks going on. so it's a very expensive proposition." sot: gary fischer, mohawk valley water authority foreman it took 5 hours for utilities to get marked before we could even start to fix the leak. the utica