City Reports Fewer Water Main Breaks for 4th Year in a Row

For the fourth year in a row, the number of water main breaks has decreased in the city of San Diego, officials reported Wednesday. There were 33 water main breaks in 2020, the lowest total in more than 15 years and far fewer than the peak of 131 breaks in 2010.  The city credited the continued downward trend to increased maintenance efforts and a multi-year program to replace old cast-iron pipes.