SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Downtown Sioux City is experiencing water issues, according to officials with the city.

Officials reported a main water break in the 500 block of Pierce Street, and the Sioux City Public Library claimed they don’t have running water or open bathrooms Tuesday morning at their downtown location.

Dave Bernstein confirmed to KCAU 9 News that the Orpheum is flooded.

Sioux City’s Public Works Director David Carney said that the break occurred at roughly 3 a.m. Tuesday and that at this time the damages are still being evaluated and there is no estimate on the expanse. Carney said the water main should be back on by the end of the day.

“This water main is over 110 years old, it’s past its age,” Carney said. “We, unfortunately, have a lot of utilities in our community that are beyond their lifespan.”

Carney said that this isn’t the first time that a water main has broke in the area.

“This is the third water main break in the past slightly more than a year, two were in front of the Orpheum, and this one is down in front of the Francis building,” said Carney.

While this water main break stands out due to its location at a downtown Sioux City staple, Carney said that water main breaks are not unusual.

“I think last year we had 170 water main breaks, so it’s not unusual for us to have water main breaks,” Carney said.

A more in-depth look on the situation can be found here.