How long will my water be off?

Crews work quickly to repair main breaks and leaks; however, work can take several hours. Crews will work nonstop to repair leaks and restore water service; however, unforeseen challenges can arise causing the process to take longer, including:

  • Crew Members Working on a Water Main BreakOld valves that do not operate properly
  • Covered or buried valves
  • Working around other utilities (gas, telephone, power, or fiber optics)
  • Difficulty finding the source of the leak
  • Weather conditions
  • Site and traffic conditions

Crew Member Working on a Water Main Break

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1. What causes water mains to leak?
2. What happens when the crew arrives?
3. How long will my water be off?
4. Why can't my water be on during repair?