The big (water main) break

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Philadelphia Inquirer

The large water main break that flooded South Philadelphia is another indication of the infrastructure frailty of older cities like Philadelphia. Temple civil engineer William Miller said Philadelphia’s system was among the oldest because the city was one of the first to install a modern water system. “Water distribution in Philadelphia started back in the late 1800s…so there have been pipes in the ground since that time,” he said.