Stories tagged with: Water Main Breaks

January 10, 2014 - 5:47pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

The Village of Dresden, New Lexington and New Concord have all experienced severe water main breaks in the past few weeks. Officials from the Zanesville Water Department say they have also experienced breaks, but are lucky that none have been detrimental.

Water Superintendent, Paul Mills says that water main breaks have decreased from 268 in 2012 to 206 in 2013. This year Mills says they have only been called out to fix a few so far.

"As far as main water breaks, we only had...

July 23, 2012 - 12:59pm
4 years 21 hours ago

The dry weather is responsible for a recent string of water main breaks in the Maysville Regional Water District.

General Manager Beth Shook said that seven water main breaks have been reported over the past month.  She said that older lines from the 1970s are to blame for some of the incidents, but the lack of rain is also a factor.

"This time of year it seems like when the weather is dry and we don't have very much rain, the ground starts to get hard," said Shook...

September 1, 2010 - 4:43pm
5 years 46 weeks ago

The Zanesville City Water Maintenance Department is dealing with an outrageous amount of water main breaks for this time of year...36 in 30 days to be exact. Five of those breaks happened in a single day.

Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says the department isn't sure of the exact cause, but they do have a theory.

"When the ground is as dry and as hard as it is, it's very similar to how it is when it's frozen. Every signal, every rumble over the pavement transmits down to...

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