Utah City’s Basements Flood After Large Reservoir Leak

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.