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Water line break closes Boxcars, part of 1st Street


Last updated 1/2/2014 at 1:18pm

Lindsay Brown

A crew works on a broken water line 1st Street at Boxcars Tuesday morning.

Employees of Boxcars Restaurant and Casino found themselves without water this morning due to a broken water line.

Craig Anderson, the owner of Boxcars, said his business will be without water until the city gets the line fixed.

"We'll probably open up sometime today," Anderson said. "I'm hoping they will have it done today."

In a 9 a.m. interview today, Anderson said the crews were still pulling the old water line out in order to replace it.

"We have no idea (what caused it) until we get the old one out and take a look at it," Anderson said.

The line connects Boxcars to the main city line.

The portion of 1st Street next to the business was reduced to one lane each direction this morning in order to give the construction crews enough space, which included the turning lane, to remedy the situation.

Havre Daily News/Lindsay Brown

A crew works on a broken water line 1st Street at Boxcars Tuesday morning.


Reader Comments

Doubtit writes:

I doubt the City payed anything. They supply the main line and all lines off that are the property owner's responsibility. Might make a good follow-up story for the HDN to find out and report to us.

Bob writes:

The city pays. Their job is to provide the water to the building. If their main breaks it's their fault (by fault I mean their line, not that I'm saying their doing a poor job or anything). Same as electricity - when a power line goes down they fix it. You're not actually paying for the water you're paying for the water to be provided to you. They factor in salary, upkeep, emergencies, equipment, ect.

lasvegasbadger writes:

Just curious as to who pays- the city or the business owner?


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