After the second water outage of the year and the second boil order of the year, officials for the City of Blaine are saying a power outage is to blame for the latest failure of their water system.
The second disruption to Blaine’s city water pressure in two months spurred school closings and a boil water advisory Monday, but city officials said it was unrelated to a similar incident in January.
In both cases, systems intended to monitor and react to low levels in the city’s water towers did not properly communicate problems. City officials attributed the January disruption to a software error and this weekend’s to a power supply failure. That failure occurred Saturday, but it became apparent as water use rose on Sunday night.