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No issues found with Zion water tank

Draining likely source of leaks throughout Ironwood


October 26, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

STACEY MILLER, with Ruotsala Construction, uses an excavator to deposit a load of dirt while repairing a water leak Thursday on the 300 block of Arch Street in Ironwood between the U.S. 2 Business Route and East Frederick Street.


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IRONWOOD - The inspection of the city of Ironwood's water tank on Mt. Zion found no issues and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality gave the go-ahead to begin refilling the tank. That's the good news.

The bad news is the process of draining the water tank so it can be inspected is likely the cause of numerous water leaks throughout the city Wednesday and Thursday.

"We have guys trying to take a peek in the tank and trying to put it back into service. And at the same time, we have crews trying to fix watermain breaks," utilities mana...

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