FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2023
Water Main Break Closes 800 E in Spanish Fork
Spanish Fork, UT — Just before 2 p.m. Friday afternoon Spanish Fork Public Works, along with Spanish Fork Police and Spanish Fork Fire & EMS, were dispatched to a water main break on 800 E near Center Street.
A contractor working on a traffic project in the area punctured a hole in the secondary water line, causing thousands of gallons of pressurized water to come up from under the road and affect several nearby homes and streets.
Public safety responders were able to close the roads around the water line break and help to evacuate a number of residents along 800 East. Public Works was able to get the irrigation line shut off and is working to have the line back in service this evening.
Because the ruptured water line was pressurized at over 90 PSI, hundreds of gallons were pushed down 800 E and Center Street within seconds. Seven homes in the immediate vicinity of the break were flooded. Three other homes had minor water damage.
800 E is closed from Center Street to 100 North and will remain closed tonight.
The American Red Cross is working to take care of two displaced families.
Today’s incident is not connected to last Friday’s drinking water main break one block to the south.
ABOUT SPANISH FORK CITY
Located in southern Utah County, Spanish Fork is the fourth largest city in the county, with over 45,000 residents. Spanish Fork strives to maintain a high quality of life for working, recreating, and living, all while preserving the community’s small-town heritage, making Spanish Fork City the home of pride and progress.
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