The city of Atlanta has caught up to the spate of water main breaks. Officials say all 103 breaks that occurred in the past 10 days have been repaired.
As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, workers had fixed three breaks: at Kendrick Avenue and Hill Street, on Carter Avenue, and at Harlan and Peyton roads. It's been a slow day compared to Tuesday, when nearly 20 breaks were reported.
However, Atlanta Watershed Management spokeswoman Janet Ward said the quiet might not last long.
"Warming temperatures create fresh havoc in the pipe system," she said. "It's the fluctuation. When soil freezes then thaws, it expands and contracts, putting pressure on the pipes. Older pipes are most at risk of breaking, although we do get the occasional break in a relatively young pipe."
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