Livonia water tower leaks, floods nearby yards

Top of water tower seen leaking Tuesday morning

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

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.

IMAGES: Water spews from Livonia water tower

Published On: Mar 26 2013 11:05:00 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 26 2013 11:45:38 AM EDT

Water could be seen leaking from a water tower on west Chicago near Middlebelt Road in Livonia Tuesday.

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