January’s frigid temperatures wreaked havoc on the District’s water mains, causing three times as many breaks and leaks as in a typical month, DC Water officials said Thursday.
DC Water repaired nearly 90 breaks and 40 leaks — three times the monthly average of about 29, DC Water said.
The utility’s emergency call center handled 11,700 calls in January, a jump from the typical 3,250 calls monthly.
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