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Utility crews battle busted water pipes

Officials said crews repair water pipes six to 10 times a week in Albany. (Source: WALB) Officials said crews repair water pipes six to 10 times a week in Albany. (Source: WALB)
Phyllis Banks. (Source: WALB) Phyllis Banks. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany officials said crews repair water pipes at least six to 10 times a week throughout the city. 

The repairs are being made often so crews can potentially get ahead of a bigger problem down the road, according to city officials.  

Officials said the majority of the calls are from the public and are even from city workers who notice issues in the system. 

Crews are often adjusting the normal wear and tear of the pipes because some of them are over 30 years old. 

Depending on the size of the problem, the repairs can normally be completed in a day. 

Albany Public Information Officer Phyllis Banks said crews try to stay ahead. 

"That's why it's so important for the normal preventive measures to take place because you want to take care of the small things now before you have something major go wrong with the main system," said Banks. "The system that we are referring to today are systems that connect directly to the homes of the individuals the customers, so it is incumbent of those people to call when they see those small things so we don't have a larger issue."

Banks said a normal rate of calls are coming in and the number of calls depends on the number of homes being serviced. 

If a leak is spotted, call Energy Control at (229) 883-8330, ext. 4506

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