Water main break repaired in central Davenport

Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 8:29 AM CST
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A water main break is repaired and water service has been restored to customers in central Davenport.

Iowa American Water Co. responded to the scene early Thursday morning where the pipe broke open and was leaking water onto Brady St. between 7th and 8th streets. Several businesses were impacted including Palmer College and KWQC-TV.

Iowa American Water says it experiences most of its water main breaks during winter months from November to March. In an average year, crews will respond to about 200 water main breaks in its eight service communities in eastern Iowa including Bettendorf, Clinton, Davenport, LeClaire, Blue Grass, Dixon, Panorama Park and Riverdale. Weather plays a big role, since water mains are not very flexible, so during freezing and thawing the ground shifts, which causes the pipes to shift.

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