Eugene Water Main Breaks

EUGENE, Ore. — For the second time in as many weeks, EWEB is left fixing a busted main.

The latest pipe to burst was in a steep area near Spencer Butte Middle School.

Crews created a crater at the site to fix the eight-inch pipe.

EWEB says this time of year, when it doesn’t rain for a while, the soil contracts. The movement is enough to break a cast iron main.

Crews were hoped to have water restored to nearby customers by 10 p.m. that night.

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