Where the Water Main Breaks Are Happening
The mayor's office has released this map showing where water main breaks have occurred around the city.
The persistent drought is causing ground shifts that not only make your home's foundation shift but make water pipes crack, and repairing them is one reason the city has instituted water conservation.
From June 1 to August 17, there have been 4,327 broken water mains repaired, making a long, hot summer for maintenance crews. As the map shows, the relatively well-off parts of town don't seem to be getting hit as hard as some of the poorer parts.
The city's public works department says there's still enough water to go around, so don't panic. They've put together this page that displays the water supply "to assure our community that there is sufficient raw water supply and water system capacity available to meet projected water demand."
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