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Excessive number of water main breaks in Springfield, Illinois
2/13/2018 8:05:08 PM



CATEGORIES:
Society & Public Health
Water Supply & Quality
AFFECTED AREAS:
Springfield, IL

Start Date: 1/1/2018 - End Date: 1/31/2018
Springfield saw an exceptional 47 water main breaks during January 2018, setting a record for recent years. The high number of breaks was likely due to the extremely cold weather and dramatic temperature swings. Drought conditions may have also played a role. Springfield State Journal-Register (Ill.), Feb. 12, 2018
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