A water main break forced the cancellation of entertainment Wednesday night at a town square in The Villages.
The stage at the Gazebo was empty and the drink huts were shut down after it was announced there would be no music at Spanish Springs Town Square due to the water main break.
This comes on the heels of a water main break one day earlier in the Village of Hemingway which put more than 200 homes under a precautionary boil water notice. The notice also included the Kenya Starter Shack and the Havana Golf Cart Storage Building.
Community Development District 1 Supervisor William Jenness has suggested that aging pipes in The Villages need to be replaced with pipes made from modern materials. He has pointed to a series of water main breaks in The Villages which would seem to indicate there is a problem with the pipes:
• Last week, a water main break in the Village of Mira Mesa created a sinkhole which swallowed an automobile.
• Last year, a newspaper delivery person was running his route on East Schwartz Boulevard on the Historic Side of The Villages when the front end of his van sank into a sinkhole, also created by a water main break.