MUD Crews Working To Repair Multiple Water Main Breaks

As of mid morning on Monday, MUD was working to repair 6 water main breaks across the metro.

A break near 147th & Karen streets left about 25 customers without service on Monday morning. A large hole in the ground where the break happened could be seen.

Other breaks were reported at 37th & Ames, 53rd & Y, 48th & Bedford, and 40th & Paxton Blvd.

MUD crews are hoping to have service restored to most of the areas affected by Monday afternoon.

A spokesperson said a spike in water main breaks is not uncommon in extreme temperatures. In winter, it is often caused from pressure on pipes from frost being 2 to 3 feet down in the ground and much colder water temperatures flowing through the pipes.

During the summer, breaks can spike when soil shifts because it is dry, causing pipes to break.

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