Cold weather causes problems to some city water lines

NORWICH – At least two broken water service lines have been identified in the City of Norwich as the result of this winter’s cold weather, and according to Department of Public Works Superintendent Carl Ivarson, more broken lines are still being identified.

A four-inch service outside of the Chenango County Council of the Arts building, located at 27 West Main St., and a six-inch service on Beebe Avenue were found to be broken in half. According to Ivarson, the broken lines are old and made of cast iron, which can break easily as a result of the cold weather.

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