Park Meadows water tank overflows in ‘freak event’ |

Park Meadows water tank overflows in ‘freak event’


A municipal water tank on the edge of Park Meadows overflowed on Monday after a malfunction that officials blamed on lightning.

The Sandstone Cove water tank is located off Mountain Top Lane. Kyle MacArthur, the water distribution manager for Park City, said the lightning affected the calibration of a water-level sensor. The tank’s pumps read the sensor as indicating the water was at a lower level than it actually was and continued to operate, MacArthur said, adding that an alarm was not triggered as a result of the lightning.

The water filled the tank to an overflow pipe. Approximately 18,000 gallons of water escaped through the overflow pipe, MacArthur said. The water went into a gutter and down a storm drain. MacArthur called the incident "kind of a freak event."

The Park City Police Department said in an online statement the incident involved "a large amount of water and mud washing out onto the road."

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