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Crews respond to water main break in Payson

Posted at 12:57 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 16:39:41-04

PAYSON, Utah — Crews are working to repair a broken 10-inch main causing water service issues in Payson Thursday.

Payson Fire and Rescue said a boring machine bored through the line and ruptured it, with water flowing around a few homes in the area.

Police said one home’s garage was partially flooded but water did not penetrate the living areas or basement of the home.

Payson Fire and Rescue said residents may see discolored water due to sediment but added the water is safe to drink; resident should run their taps to clear out their water.

Because of the location and size of the rupture, authorities said water throughout the city was affected but crews are refiling lines to restore water pressure citywide.

Any homes without water should have services restored by 4:00 p.m., authorities said.

Payson Fire and Rescue assisted with the break near 700 North Arrowhead Trail and first tweeted about the incident around 12:45 p.m.