A broken service pipe attached to Coast Fraser Tower’s sprinkler system is being blamed for a water main leak that led to a messy and muddy clean up for City workers Tuesday morning.

Water supply for residents living in the area of the 52 St. hotel was restored after being temporarily shut off following the leak, which caused water to gush from a pipe located under the building’s parking lot.

“This is now an isolated issue and will not affect any water services in the area. The property manager has been notified and they are working on a plan to get the sprinkler system repaired,” stated city spokesperson Iman Kassam in an email Tuesday afternoon.

A barricade will remain around an open ditch in the hotel parking lot until contractors can assess the sprinkler piping, stated Kassam.

A man who resides near Coast Fraser Tower told Yellowknifer he awoke to the sound of a “waterfall,” around 6 a.m. before looking out of his window to see water flowing from a small geyser in the parking lot.


Brendan Burke

As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility...

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