Crews work on replacing Nob Hill water lines

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Some very old water lines are being replaced in the Nob Hill area Wednesday.

The steel pipes have been in place since the 1950s and the water authority is now replacing them with new pipes.

The water authority says it has more than 75 miles of line that need replacing due to age and rust.

“Steel line is the most common kind of line that causes water breaks for us. It’s the kind of material that fails most often,” said manager David Morris of water authority public affairs manager.

This is a massive project estimated to cost about $200,000. It is expected to be complete by the end of this month.

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