water mains http://wrvo.org en Syracuse patching twice as many water main breaks as normal http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-patching-twice-many-water-main-breaks-normal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Water department crews have spent a lot more time this winter digging into frozen ground, shoveling asphalt and sifting through mud to find holes in Syracuse’s plumbing as an unusually high number of water main breaks is putting a strain on city resources.</span></p><p>Since the beginning of the year, the city’s century-old water system has sprung more than a hundred leaks. That’s more than two a day that city works crews have had to patch and twice the number the city normally deals with.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:40:39 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51862 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse patching twice as many water main breaks as normal