Preparing for Underground Trouble

The rising toll of water main breaks, sinkholes and hidden leaks requires a new approach.

Preparing for Underground Trouble

Water main breaks are hardly a new phenomena, but aging infrastructure is leading to growing problems. A recent University of Utah study shows water main breaks have increased 27% in the past six years.

Water main breaks are often associated with cold weather freeze-thaw cycle effects, but in recent years, the number of breaks, subsequent sinkholes and leaks have been on the rise regardless of season or climate.

Some municipalities with the means to take a proactive approach to...

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