Park City suffers waterworks problems as Old Town lines break |

Park City suffers waterworks problems as Old Town lines break

Crews fix one issue, but another quickly arises when service is restored

A section of lower Main Street was closed to traffic on Friday morning as crews continued repair work from a water-line break. The problem was not related to issues with water lines nearby on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Jay Hamburger/Park Record

Park City waterworks crews dealt with a line break in Old Town on Tuesday evening that, the next day, was blamed for a separate problem nearby.

Kyle MacArthur, the water distribution manager for Park City, said the initial break was reported at approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday on the 400 block of Park Avenue. The crews shut off water service to houses on Park Avenue between 4th Street and 5th Street. The break was blamed on a corroded line. The line was repaired by about 2 a.m. on Wednesday.

As the crews restored water service to the impacted addresses, another break occurred in a line on Heber Avenue, east of the Main Street intersection. MacArthur said the process of depressurizing the line to allow the work on Park Avenue followed by returning pressure to the line is believed to have caused the second break. The line on Heber Avenue was also corroded.

MacArthur said water service was interrupted to three buildings in the vicinity of the Heber Avenue break from approximately 3 a.m. on Wednesday until about 5 p.m. that day. The impacted buildings were the Silver Queen, the Gateway Center and the Old Town transit center, he said.

Crews with heavy machinery, meanwhile, continued repair work on Friday from an earlier break of a water line not related to the problems on Tuesday and Wednesday. The repair work required a traffic closure on a section of lower Main Street on Friday morning.

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