OMAHA (KPTM) - A water main rupture at the corner of 10th and Pacific Streets Thursday morning caused a portion of the road to fracture and buckle under pressure.
"A lot of water was gushing," recalled Dana Brame, a resident who lives close to where the break happened. "Not what I was expecting at all."
Brame woke up to no running water this morning after the decades-old main gave out around 2:30 A.M. Her service is now restored, but some wonder why the pipe wasn't replaced sooner.
"This sewer system is like 100 years old," said a frustrated resident of Little Italy.
I contacted he Metropolitan Utilities District about the break and uncovered that issues like this are a frequent problem. Experts tell me they're working hard to repair older style water mains, some of them as old as 130 years, in older neighborhoods.
MUD tells me there have been more than 350 water main breaks in the City of Omaha this year alone. That's something the district hopes to get a handle on before problems get any worse.
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