Park City break sends water ‘gushing’ into building |

Park City break sends water ‘gushing’ into building

The Park City Police Department last week received at least three reports regarding water lines, but the cases were not related and only one of them was determined to be the responsibility of the municipal Public Utilities Department.

The case that was the responsibility of the municipal government was reported on Thursday, March 21 at 7:27 a.m. on Columbine Court, where a water-line break was reported. The Public Utilities Department said bolts on a valve corroded, causing the break. Corroded bolts are a common problem, according to the department.

In one of the other cases, on Sunday, March 24 at 8:28 p.m., water was seen “gushing” into the downstairs of a building on Eagle Court, a small street off Royal Street.

The Public Utilities Department said a water line broke on the customer’s side of the meter. The department temporarily shut off water service to the address to allow the owner to make repairs.

On Saturday, March 23 at 7:33 p.m., meanwhile, an issue was reported on Park Avenue close to City Park. Water was seen “shooting out of a line,” the police were told.

The Public Utilities Department said the case involved a problem with a private residence’s sump pump rather than an issue with the municipal system.

The Public Utilities Department’s responsibility for water lines ends at the meter, meaning breaks or other problems on private property must be addressed by the owner.

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