Underground Utilities Supervisor Gary Sadowski is relieved two water main breaks affecting parts of Emporia are now fixed.
The break at Sixth and Wilson affected about 50 locations, including a handful of businesses. The other break in the 800 block of Sylvan impacted around 20 residents.
Sadowski says the six-inch water main on Sylvan was due to be replaced this year, but work has been delayed.
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The pipes involved could well be 75 to 100 years old. Sadowski says dry conditions can cause soil to pull away from the pipes causing cracks.