To residents, 13 may sound like a lot, but for city service officials it's actually a low number.
That's how many times Kent had to send out service crews to repair a burst water line this winter.
"There has been ... not nearly as many as past colder years," Kent Service Director Gene Roberts said.
From October to January this winter the city responded to a total 13 water main breaks.
The water line ruptures were spread out fairly evenly and break down as follows:
- November: 2
- December: 3
- January: 5
Less than five years ago the city experienced more than two dozen breaks in a single winter season because of rapidly changing temperatures.