For the second time in eight days, a water line burst on a major roadway in Maricopa.
Tuesday night, a 16-inch main broke on Porter Road between Honeycutt Road and DR Horton Drive, which is an entrance to Homestead.
As Global Water isolated the problem, Maricopa Police Department detoured traffic around the area for several hours. The cause of the breakage is not known.
The break spilled water onto a short section of Porter Road. Beth Huerta, client services supervisor, said Global Water is drying out the area of the break before trying to determine the origin. She said the company is working with Electrical District No. 3 to be sure no lines will be in the way as they make repairs.
Because Maricopa’s water utility is on a loop, many Global Water customers experienced at least a decrease in water pressure as workers contained the problem.
The incident comes eight days after the rupture of another 16-inch main on Honeycutt west of Butterfield Elementary School. That breach Nov. 14 caused a shutdown in service to businesses in the Maricopa Business Center for two days. That was exacerbated by a damaged hydrant in The Villages that had not been previously reported.