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Multiple water main breaks around Lubbock were the result of the city increasing water pressure on Thursday, August 18th.

According to a City of Lubbock press release, the water pressure in West Lubbock was increased so crews with the Lubbock Water Department could install necessary equipment at the water tower on South Milwaukee. This, however, caused multiple water main breaks.

Water main breaks were reported at 42nd Street and Nashville Avenue, 29th Street and Slide Road, 4th Street and Indiana Avenue, 34th Street and Orlando Avenue, and Slide Road in front of the South Plains Mall.

Crews worked throughout the evening and overnight hours trying to repair all the areas affected and were able to restore the water distribution system to its normal operation by Friday morning. The City of Lubbock's Streets Department will begin paving repairs the week of August 22nd.

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