SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 90-year-old water main that broke Sunday burst again Tuesday morning on Bonifant Street.
At 2:30 a.m. a 10-inch water main broke in the 900 block of Bonifant Street. Officials with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission tell WUSA9 the same pipe ruptured Sunday. Crews spent Monday repairing the pipe. Only a section was replaced. Lyn Riggins, a spokesperson for WSSC, says this is typical for aging infrastructure during winter months. Riggins said it is likely the pipe will be flagged for replacement.
For Lene Tsegaye, a business owner on the block, the broken water main meant another day away from her café.
“This morning when I came to reopen, there was no water," said Lene Tsegaye, who was one of 22 customers without water service. Tsagaye reopened her business three weeks ago. She was forced to closed almost one year ago when a neighboring restaurant caught on fire.