Frigid Weather Means Busy Day

July 9, 2015

There have been nine water main breaks today; our crews are working three of those tonight including a break on a 20-inch main along Story Avenue. This cold snap has produced a spike in activity with over 15 breaks in the past three days, all of these on smaller pipes, 6 to 8 inches in diameter. Louisville Water typically works two breaks on any given day.     While the current workload is more than a typical day, our crews are managing all the activity and working quickly to restore service.  We do have extra crews working overnight and will have extra crews tomorrow.  It's not uncommon to see water main breaks in extreme cold weather.  Obviously the freezing temperatures make the repairs more complicated with the threat of icing.