Water break was private line

 

March 5, 2021

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

A piece of wireless water leak detection technology sits at the intersection of Ayer and Curry streets as city of Ironwood Public Works crews and a specialist from the Michigan Rural Water Association search Wednesday afternoon for a water line break that was later determined to be a large 4-inch private line to the former Josephson's Nursing Home, seen at left.

By TOM LAVENTURE

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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...



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