How to Report and Monitor Water Main Breaks

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(Updated Oct. 19, 2018)

You wake up and your water is off. Or maybe there’s a huge traffic delay because of a broken water main.

Thanks to Fairfax Water’s map, you can┬átrack active water main breaks and real-time status updates (much like you can for power outages with Dominion or NOVEC).

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After each break is repaired, the report will be archived.

View Water Main Break Map


As the season’s change, it’s also a prime time for water main breaks, so keep this resource handy.

“Anytime you combine changes in air temperatures and water flowing through metal, you can have water main breaks,” says Susan Miller of Fairfax Water.


Report Water Main Breaks

If you see water coming from the ground or street, then please report those possible breaks to Fairfax Water in one of three ways:


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