A water main break on North Street near the intersection with North Salem Road should be fixed in the next four to six hours, according to a spokesperson from the Aquarion water company said about 10 Tuesday morning, July 19.

The break is affecting 15 customers — homes, possibly businesses — off North Street and North Salem Road, said Aquarion Public Relations Director Peter Fazekas. Crews have not yet dug down to assess the damage, he said.

While the cause of the break is not yet known, Fazekas noted that the summer months see an increase in the amount of water moving through the pipes because of the increase in use, which puts a strain on any of the system’s weak points.

Information on outages and alerts can be found at http://www.aquarion.com/alerts.cfm.