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Published January 14, 2013, 04:33 PM

More water main breaks have been happening in Moorhead

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- Moorhead crews have their hands full with water main breaks.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- Moorhead crews have their hands full with water main breaks.

Last week, a break caused a big mess. Now, the city has had several more.

Over the weekend, three water mains burst in Moorhead.

Today another one broke on the 17 hundred block of 15th street south. This time they had to rip up a good chunk of the street. People living nearby lost power in their homes for about an hour. Moorhead Public Service says it's a hard thing to predict.

Kristofer Knutson with the Moorhead Public Service says, "It just depends on the soil conditions in the area. A lot of the pipe was installed in the 1960's, so it's aging water main."

Moorhead will begin replacing failing pipes this spring.

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