Water main breaks can happen at any time of the year, but are more common in the winter months because of the sudden drop in temperatures which may cause the ground to shift. The Upper Southampton Municipal Authority (USMA) has crews available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to and repair any water main break. Should you suspect a water main break please contact the USMA at 215-364-1390 or after hours at 267-485-3891.
If a water main break occurs on your street, the USMA crew will need to shut down the water main to make the necessary repairs. Once water service is restored, you may notice discolored water and/or air in your lines. This is not harmful however, you should run cold water from a fixture until it clears.