Crews work to alleviate headaches caused by water main breaks

By Jake Ryle

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Homeowners we spoke with are calling it a nightmare.

Water is closing in on several homes in Harrison Township after a water main break. 2 NEWS is asking questions with city officials to find out what’s being done and how these breaks can be prevented.

All that’s left from Monday’s water main break is a few potholes, and some yellow caution tape. Now city officials say getting to the root of the problem lies underground.

This is the busy time of the year for Montgomery County Water Services. On Jassamine Drive in Miami Township, crews dig to replace a busted water main.

“A larger portion of them are 50 to 60-years-old. They’re at the end of their usable life and they need to be replaced. Nobody’s wanted to pay to upgrade the system to where it needs to be to keep water safe and consistent service for all of our customers,” said Brianna Wooten, Communications Coordinator with Montgomery County Environmental Services.

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