Crews work to fix water-main break

August 12, 2010

Crews from Indianapolis Water worked all morning to fix a large water main break on Tibbs Avenue between 20th and 21st streets on the west side of Indianapolis. The broken cast iron pipe is 12 inches in diameter and was installed in 1949. Crews said extreme heat or cold can cause ground to shift, putting pressure on water mains and, in this case, causing the road to buckle and the pipe to burst.