Water pipe bursts Wednesday near Park City Medical Center
April 10, 2014
A water pipe that burst Wednesday afternoon near Park City Medical Center resulted in a quick response from Park City police and fire crews. The leaked water took just under an hour to clean up and no patient care was impacted, according to Intermountain Healthcare spokesperson Amy Roberts.
The leak was caused at about 2:45 p.m. by a bolt on the water pipe’s coupling that broke, disconnecting the pipe sections. The pipe, which supplies water to the medical center’s sprinkler system, flooded water into the entryway of the emergency department, Roberts said.
Response came from the Park City Fire District, the Park City Police Department and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office at just after 2:45 p.m. Roberts said the leak was cleaned up by about 3:30 p.m. No injuries were sustained as a result of the leak and patient care was not interrupted. The hospital’s potable water was not impacted either.
As of Thursday morning, Roberts said some areas of the emergency department entryway are still drying out but the hospital’s fire suppression system is back up and running and the pipe coupling has been replaced. Experts were also on-site to help with additional clean-up and minimizing further damage, she said.
"We greatly appreciate the fire, police and sheriff departments for their quick response and help with the clean-up," Roberts said.