Water break was private line
March 5, 2021
By TOM LAVENTURE
IRONWOOD - The mystery of the Friday water line break was solved late afternoon Wednesday when Ironwood Public Works crews found the source was a private line leading to a former nursing home.
City crews and a leak detection specialist from the Michigan Rural Water Association determined late Tuesday afternoon that the break was in a 4-inch lateral line leading from the city main to the former Josephson's Nursing Home at 634 E Ayer St., said Scott Erickson, city manager. Because the nursing home is not occupied there was no one to inform the c...