Baltimore City water main breaks have declined

Posted at 6:18 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 18:46:52-04

The Department of Public Works released a report Wednesday that shows water main breaks in Baltimore City are declining. 

According to the report, there were just 798 water main breaks during the 2016 fiscal year, compared to 1,100 last year and 1,300 in 2014.

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The DPW credits the 32 percent drop to its crews being proactive with maintenance. They've replaced 19 miles of pipes this year.

While the city still has many old water mains, this is the first time in recent memory they've finished the year under 1,000 breaks. 

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