Increase in water main breaks

Increase in water main breaks

Why water mains continue to break in Shreveport

Another water main breaks in Shreveport Friday.

It happened in the morning at 100 E. Hernden Street in the Highland neighborhood.

Barbara Featherston with Shreveport's Water and Sewage Dept. said they've seen an increase in water main breaks over the past month, due to old infrastructure and a change in weather.

According to Featherston, an increase in rain has caused clay in the soil to expand and thus, shift pipes and sometimes cause water mains to break. Featherston said the city will repair some of the old water mains with the money from the recent water rate increase.


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