The water conservation request has ended, but not the water line breaks around Evansville. Officials expect to see more in the days ahead.
"They're all over the neighborhood. They're everywhere," resident Carol Webb says. "We've lived in Evansville 43 years and I've never known it to be like this before."
City officials are no longer asking people to conserve water, which is a relief for some, especially those who've had their water shut off while crews worked near their home.
"Who wants to conserve when you don't have any," Kathy Horvatich asks.
But not everyone is relieved because water issues are still causing problems in some neighborhoods, like boil advisories, traffic congestion, and low water pressure.
So why so many breaks? Authorities say it's an aging infrastructure. There are 1,000 miles of water lines in Evansville, and of those miles, 600 are old, cast iron pipes, some as old as 70 years. The water filtration plant itself is more than 115 years old.
"There's going to be more problems and just for health issues and not knowing what kind of conditions those pipes are in," says Greg Raben who lives near a break.
The city is working to upgrade the system. Crews have been out at all hours of the night working to fix the problem areas.
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