Water main breaks along East End Road

Feb 5, 2018

Traffic cones line East End Road after a water main broke between Rhonda Court and East Hill.
Credit Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

A water main along East End Road sprung a leak early Monday morning near Paul Banks Elementary.

Public Works Director Carey Meyer says water flowing through the area spiked about 1,000 gallons per minute around 2 a.m., indicating there was a leak in the system.  

City staff worked through the early morning hours to locate the leak by shutting off portions of the system, causing a few residents to wake up without water.

Staff located the leak between Rhonda Court and East Hill by sunrise and throttled water pressure down between the two streets to reduce the loss of water.

Meyer says Paul Banks Elementary and Alaska Real Estate on the south side of East End are the only two customers directly impacted. Both will have water through the day and the school remains open. Meyers adds that residents and businesses in the area may notice fluctuations in water pressure.

City workers will shut off water to both the school and the Alaska Real Estate office around 6 p.m., and Meyers expects the leak to be fixed by the morning.