While many of us were probably stilll in bed, an early morning problem with a water tower in Manhattan caused traffic issues at Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Ehlers Road . Manhattan’s Bluemont water tower had an overflow which impacted traffic for about a half hour.
Assistant Public Works Director Robert Pugh indicates a pressure transducer that communicates the tower water levels to plant operators malfunctioned. He says there will be follow-up. He adds there’s a chance the cooler weather affected its accuracy. Pugh says they’ll try recalibrating it but if that doesn’t fix the proglem, they’ll replace it. In addition he says city crews have readjusted the maximum tower tank level to give them a little cushion so it won’t overflow again.