Granby officials work to fix broken water lines
February 18, 2009
Granby water officials worked through Wednesday to fix two water line breaks that caused flooding to some homes and area businesses.
Water line breaks around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon along with a damaged pressure-reducing valve were the culprits of high water pressure, according to Granby Town Manager Wally Baird.
The pressure caused the water heater to burst during nap time at the Learning Hands Childcare center.
“I heard a loud sound,” said Tinna Hidell of the center. “It started leaking everywhere.”
Hidell said she was thankful the water heater problem at the back of the 1.5 year-old building was caught right away and did not endanger children. “It could have been a lot worse,” she said.
The pressure problem did cause flooding on property at the Inn at SilverCreek and in some Granby homes and businesses, Baird said.
The break near the Inn was isolated last night, he said. Repairs of the water line problems are ongoing.
“What caused it we don’t know,” he said. “Things like this don’t happen for no reason.”
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