Does cold weather cause more watermain breaks?
Cold weather is one of the extreme weather conditions that can cause watermain breaks. Watermain breaks are more likely to occur when frost penetrates deep into the ground, to a level of five to six feet, usually from late January until early April. While cold temperatures may send the frost deeper, the level of snow cover is also important. Snow will act as a blanket insulating the ground. In years when there is plenty of snow, the frost does not go as deep. However, just as many watermain breaks can occur during other extreme weather conditions, such as a hot, dry summer when the ground is very dry, or a very wet summer.

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1. What is a watermain?
2. What happens if a hole or crack develops in the pipe?
3. Whom should I contact to report a watermain break?
4. What causes watermain breaks?
5. Does cold weather cause more watermain breaks?
6. How do you repair watermain breaks?
7. How long does it take to repair a watermain break?
8. Will you let me know if you need to turn the water off to repair a watermain on my street?
9. Will I notice anything different about my water after you repair a watermain break?