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East tank water leak shuts down streets

School buses rerouted today


March 12, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Water and ice flow down a blocked-off Ninth Street after the water tank at the top of the hill sprung a leak and flooded much of the surrounding neighborhood Tuesday in Havre. Public Works employees are working to fix the issue and clear the slushy streets.

A major water leak detected yesterday at 3 p.m. in the water tank located on the east end of Havre and has shut down streets and rerouted Havre Public Schools buses.

Havre Public Works Director Dave Peterson said the water is leaking from a new manway, a metal access port.

Public Works recently finished Phase Two of the city water tank maintenance plan, recoating the east water tank last year and recoating the west in 2017.

Peterson said his department does not yet know what caused the leak.

The east tank is a 3.5 million gallon tank, Peterson said, with 56 feet of water. He said this m...

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