NEW GLASGOW – The Town of New Glasgow has dealt with three water main breaks in the past two days.
Public Works sent crews to repair a break on Washington Street on Thursday morning and repaired another break on the west side that evening.
Friday morning crews were back on Washington Street repairing a new break only three feet from the previous break.
Earl MacKenzie, engineer for the Town of New Glasgow, says frost and the cold weather may be moving the earth around the water mains, resulting in the damage.
He doesn't know the age of the piping in that area but said there is a lot of aging infrastructure on the east side that may have contributed to the break.
The current repairs are temporary and breaks were fixed using clamps.
MacKenzie says Public Works keeps track of breaks and the break locations and factors into long-term strategy when water mains are replaced entirely.
"If I have a street with numerous breaks, it helps to determine total waterline replacement at some point."