Utah City’s Basements Flood After Large Reservoir Leak

August 12, 2015

Residents of Ogden, Utah have been facing flooded basements since June, but the area-irrigation water supplier may have found the problem: a leak in a nearby reservoir.

The Standard-Examiner reported that the general manager of Pineview Water Systems says crews found a depression in their reservoir when lowering the water level. He says the depression may be adding to the flow of groundwater in 15 nearby basements.

flood-zoneOfficials say Pineview’s insurance carrier will contact affected homeowners.

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