What causes watermain breaks?
Watermain breaks usually result from external corrosion of the pipe. Extreme weather changes can cause the ground to swell and contract, placing excessive pressure on the watermains, causing any weakened pipe to break.

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1. What is a watermain?
2. What happens if a hole or crack develops in the pipe?
3. Whom should I contact to report a watermain break?
4. What causes watermain breaks?
5. Does cold weather cause more watermain breaks?
6. How do you repair watermain breaks?
7. How long does it take to repair a watermain break?
8. Will you let me know if you need to turn the water off to repair a watermain on my street?
9. Will I notice anything different about my water after you repair a watermain break?