GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The Grand Rapids Water Department says we've seen nearly twice as many water main breaks this year compared to the same time in 2012.
The temperatures are colder this season causing city lines to rupture. The most recent happened Tuesday morning near Grandville Avenue and Clyde Park.
Grand Rapids Water Manager says from December 1 until February 12, there were 57 breaks. Last year there were 31.
The main problem is weather and aging infrastructure.
The water department says a fix like Tuesday's costs thousands of dollars. The department only has a budget to fix five miles of pipe per year. There are 1,200 miles of pipes in Grand Rapids.