Public works explains water main breaks
Last updated 2/8/2021 at 11:29am
Staff and wire report
With sub-zero temperatures back in the area to stay for a while, Havre Department of Public Works has released some information about what water main breaks are, what causes them and what people can expect if a break occurs.
Following is the Public Works release:
What is a water main break?
A water main is an underground pipe that delivers water to the customer’s service pipe. In residential areas it usually runs under the street. If a hole or crack develops in the pipe, the water will typically find its way to the surface. Because the water main is under pressur...