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Eugene man upset by water main breaks on his property

An EWEB spokesman said they are planning on replacing the water main next year.

Posted: Sep 9, 2019 1:00 PM
Updated: Sep 9, 2019 6:40 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Over the span of a few months, a Eugene homeowner says there have been three water main breaks on his property, and he says he's frustrated.

Zach Erdmann lives on the 1600 block of Crest Drive. He said the first water main break happened on Mother’s Day, the second happened on Father’s Day and the most recent one happened last Friday.

Erdmann said the water main breaks have caused flooding, standing water on the property and concern over potential structural damages.

"I don't really have faith that it's not going to happen again, and the Band-Aid over what appears to be a defective pipe is frustrating for us," Erdmann said.

He said he doesn’t feel the Eugene Water & Electric Board is doing enough to address the problem.

EWEB spokesman Joe Harwood said it's unusual for this to happen, and they don't know what caused it. 

He said EWEB is planning on replacing the water main next year. 

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