Columbus neighborhood goes over 3 weeks with broken water line

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Residents on 13th Avenue in Columbus say the main water line on their street has been busted for almost a month.

They say this isn't the first time this has happened.

"In this 200-yard area, this has happened ten times and this is probably going to be number 11," says Theresa Hill.

They say they've had their water line repaired multiple times by Columbus Water Works to help them use household items like washers, sinks, and showers, but the problem comes back up shortly after.

"They say they're going to send someone to fix it, and they do and they don't really fix it, they just do a quick weld on the pipe and just cover it up with concrete and asphalt. Next year the same thing happens," says a Columbus resident.

Residents say their main concern is possibly having to pay more for water than they normally do because of an issue they didn't cause.

"When I see this going down the road, it's like a slap in the face because I know my bill is going to go up along with others in the city of Columbus," explains Hill.

Others say they want better for their neighborhood.

"It's a travesty to our city government. If they're gonna cut our trash pickup for nullification of funds to repair our infrastructure, they need to repair our infrastructure. This whole neighborhood is actually sinking."

A representative with Columbus Water Works says it's a busy time for them, but they will repair the pipes as soon as possible.

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