What causes water mains to break?
Adverse weather conditions and drastic changes in temperature can create havoc with water mains and cause main breaks. You can usually tell when a main break has happened because water is bubbling up from the ground. Sometimes breaks are less noticeable and may only be detected by a loss of water pressure.

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1. Am I responsible for my tenant's water bill?
2. How can I pay my monthly bill?
3. How does water get to our homes and businesses?
4. How is my water rate determined?
5. How do I apply for a new water and / or sewer service from the East Orange Water Commission?
6. How much water does the average person use at home per day?
7. What are some ways I can conserve water?
8. What causes water mains to break?
9. What is the phone number for Customer Service?
10. What part of the service line is the Water Commission’s responsibility and what part is the homeowner’s responsibility?
11. What is potable water?
12. When may the Commission terminate my water service for non-payment?
13. Why do water rates keep going up even though we have plenty of water?
14. Who do I call if I have a leak?
15. Who do I call about a water main break or a fire hydrant leak?