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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Old equipment led to Blaine water system failure

An investigation into the failure of Blaine’s water system found outdated equipment and poor maintenance to blame.

Gabriel Sanchez of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Barr Engineering Co. found that Blaine’s water woes were prompted by failures of the communication system that controls and monitors the city’s water and sewage systems. The firm’s report, made public at a work session of the City Council, says the computer system that runs Blaine’s water and sewage treatment facilities was installed in the 1990s. The hardware was obsolete, and the documentation needed to maintain and troubleshoot the equipment was missing or incomplete, the report says.

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