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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Lee County's Utility Authority is urging customers to let their faucets drip after a main line broke Sunday.

Crews were working Monday at the intersection of Stocks Dairy Road and Philema Road where the water main burst Sunday as a result of freezing temperatures. Crews were able to reroute water in the area to keep it from disrupting service, but say it's important to keep water moving through their lines.

"If we've got an area where we know the water's not going to be moving, we're going to cause it to move. At our well sites the larger wells are water lubricated before they come on," said Chris Boswell, Lee Utilities General Manager.

Boswell says because the ground was so saturated with rainwater in December, it might have allowed the ground to freeze quicker in some places causing water lines to also freeze. The Utilities Authority had more than 30 calls with complaints from customers with frozen pipes.


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