Major water service disruption in Fairfield after main break

Major water service disruption in Fairfield after main break
(Source: WBRC)
A sinkhole formed in Fairfield following a water main break. (Source: Hannah Ward/WBRC)
A sinkhole formed in Fairfield following a water main break. (Source: Hannah Ward/WBRC)

FAIRFIELD, AL (WBRC) - According to officials with the Birmingham Water Works Board, around 75% of customers in Fairfield are currently either without water service or are experiencing very low water pressure.

We understand a major main break is the cause for the disruption in service. It is expected to take up to 7 hours to fix the problem, as of around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

No word on what precisely caused the main break, but the Fairfield area has experienced some flooding issues Tuesday evening as rain showers moved through the area.

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