Water Authority to replace old water pipes

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Water Authority wants to prevent water main breaks in the metro so they’re replacing a lot of old pipes.

Crews are replacing steel water lines in the Nob hill area that were installed in the 50s.

The water authority says the old lines are the main cause for water breaks.

The current project is on Quincy Street between Lomas and Mountain and will take about a month.

This project will replace about 2 miles worth of old line, but the Water Utility Authority says it needs to replace about 76 miles and as you can imagine that is expensive.

The Water Utility Authority says it’s possible water rates will have to increase to pay for the necessary work.

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