Geyser at WSU from broken water main

Wednesday , June 11, 2014 - 4:37 PM

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A broken pipe shoots water into the air at Weber State University, on June 11, 2014 (Courtesy Sarah...

OGDEN -- Weber State University has several beautiful water features on its Ogden campus. The 45-foot fountain seen Wednesday was not one of them.

“Around 9 a.m. this morning, a contractor drilling a hole to install construction fencing hit a 6-inch irrigation water main on the east side of Elizabeth Hall,” said Allison Hess, the university’s public relations director. “Crews quickly sandbagged nearby buildings to prevent any property damage. Water was diverted to a storm drain, but it took about 45 minutes to isolate the leak and then let the water subside before they could make a repair.”

There was a little damage to landscaping in the area, but none to the buildings.

The broken water main did not impact classes, Hess said.

Contact reporter Becky Wright at 801-625-4274 or bwright@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter at @ReporterBWright.

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