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Aging Pipes Cause Two Water Main Breaks in Front Royal

3 December 2018 Front Royal/Warren County News


Front Royal was hit by two water main breaks in a row late last week.

The first occurred Thursday on East Prospect Street, where a break in the 12-inch water main  forced crews to work for eight hours to repair it. A second break on a 6-inch water main was discovered on John Marshall Highway Friday morning, between Jamestown and Richmond Road. Crews began working on that break Friday night at 10 p.m., warning residents in the area that they may experience low water pressure during that time, and they were able to resolve the issue by 1 a.m. on Saturday morning. Public Works Director Robert Boyer was quoted as calling the Prospect Street break “pretty bad,” and said that he’s not sure how many gallons of water were lost; both breaks were due to aging pipes.

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