SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Portland Water District is still trying to figure what caused six water main breaks in South Portland during a two week period.
Another water main break took place Thursday morning on Evans Street. District officials say it was caused by a New England Utilities crew working on a construction project in the area.
The District is trying to determine if the breaks are related.
A water main break a week ago sent thousands of gallons of water into J.P. Thornton's on Broadway. While the water caused major damage to the deli, bar and restaurant, the deli was able to reopen Wednesday. District spokeswoman, Michelle Clements says officials have ruled out unusual water fluctuations in water use, which can create pressure that breaks pipes. She says fire hydrant usage near the breaks was also the focus of a recent meeting between the District and the South Portland Fire Department.
"We're still following up on some leads of potential usage, that could have signifiigant impacts to the water system," Clements told NEWS CENTER.
Clements says the District will release it's the results of it's investigation in the breaks early next week.