Over 20 Water Main Breaks in July Sets Monthly Record for Emporia

Over 20 Water Main Breaks in July Sets Monthly Record for Emporia

Chuck Samples | KVOE

July 2018 was the hardest on Emporia’s water system in the city’s recorded history, although records haven’t been tracked for that long.

Public Works Director Frank Abart says there were 21 water main failures last month, breaking the prior mark of 17 water main failures in August 2012. All of the water main breaks took place since July 10.

The city began tracking water main breaks on a monthly basis in 2012…(Read the full story)

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