- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

SANTAQUIN, Utah (AP) - After finding a bullet-ridden control system at a large city reservoir, employees in Santaquin city have been forced to manually operate water valves.

KSL-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Hyra3C ) that the shooting destroyed automatic controls on Santaquin’s main culinary water supply, a 1 million gallon water tank behind the Summit Ridge housing development.

Employees found the bullet holes and an almost empty water tank on Sunday. Santaquin police officer Mike Wall says the incident nearly left half the city without water.

The city estimates that repairing the equipment will cost about $5,000. In the meantime, employees have to visit the tank every two to four hours to manually open valves.

Wall says investigators found shell casings from a .223 caliber rifle.


Information from: KSL-TV, https://www.ksl.com/

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