Crews could take a week to repair water main break on East Side
The break has caused road closures for past 2 days
6:08 PM, Sep 20, 2017
Milwaukee Dept. of Public Works said it could take up to a week to repair a water main that burst Tuesday near the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus Tuesday.
Public Works has to replace an entire section of underground piping along Oakland Avenue. Meanwhile, crews are still trying to determine why the water main broke, however they know this break was much worse than normal.
"What was unusual about this one was how close it was to what they call a feeder main," said Alderman Nik Kovac. "One small crack in this cast iron from 1936 basically ruined the entire elbow joint."