Water main break in Medical Center area expected to be fixed by Friday afternoon

Water main broke on Medical Drive near University Hospital

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Water System crews worked overnight and into Friday to fix a water main break on the city’s Northwest Side.

The water main break was reported around 7 p.m. on Medical Drive, near University Hospital in the Medical Center area.

A couple roads in the area were blocked off.

SAWS spokeswoman Anne Hayden said they expect the pipe to be back in service Friday afternoon and no nearby facilities and businesses have lost service.

Hayden said the pipe was fairly new so the break was most likely caused by the heat and dry weather.

“When high water use is going through, it can cause pressures that contribute to a break,” she said.

Hayden added that SAWS has seen a surge in water main breaks recently, but not was bad as last year.

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