- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Officials in Syracuse say the city is dealing with its 100th water main break of the year.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (https://bit.ly/1KqNXFx ) that the latest break was reported around 6 p.m. Wednesday on James Street. Workers from the city water department were dispatched to make repairs.

City hall spokesman Alexander Marion says it’s the 100th break so far this year.

Syracuse has suffered chronic problems with its aging water infrastructure over the past two winters. Last March, Mayor Stephanie Miner told a U.S. Senate public works committee that her city was averaging more than one water main break a day because many of the pipes were installed more than a century ago.

Miner has asked the state for help, but last month Gov. Andrew Cuomo said upstate cities need to fix their own infrastructure.


Information from: The Post-Standard, https://www.syracuse.com

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