City of Tulsa paying $150,000 for recent rash of water main breaks, more than 200 in 2 weeks

TULSA - The City of Tulsa is paying up after a rash of water main breaks.

Each break cost the city hundreds of taxpayer dollars, according to city spokesman Bob Bledsoe.

From Feb. 1 through Feb. 15, Tulsa had a total of 204 breaks.

Personnel, equipment and material costs for all 204 breaks add up to more than $150,000 -- an average of nearly $760 per break.

The final cost of permanent street repairs isn't yet available. Contractors perform that work, said Bledsoe, and it will be several weeks before the city receives those bills.

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