Livonia water tower leaks, floods nearby yards

Published On: Mar 26 2013 11:15:15 AM EDT
Updated On: Mar 26 2013 07:37:58 PM EDT

Too much water pressure caused the Livonia water tank to spring a leak and pour millions of gallons onto the ground and into nearby neighborhoods.

LIVONIA, Mich. -

Water has stopped spewing out of a million-gallon water tower in Livonia.

Sky 4 was over the scene Tuesday as water seeped into nearby yards in the area of West Chicago near Middlebelt Road.

Flooded homes in Livonia

A spokesperson for the Livonia Department of Public Works told Local 4 the tank is owned by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department.

Local 4 has learned an intake valve in the tower was stuck in the open position. Repairs to the valve were completed just before 3 p.m. and water stopped leaking from the tower.

The tank is part of the area's water distribution system.

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IMAGES: Water spews from Livonia water tower

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