40,000 Households Affected After Water Main Bursts in Southwest Finland
A leak in a major water main has cut the water supply to some 40,000 households in the southwest towns of Naantali and Raisio.
Raisio civil engineer Marika Nurmiko said that a major water main supplying water to customers in Raisio and Naantali burst on Monday. Workers have located the broken pipe, but as of late Monday afternoon officials were still unsure about when the problem would be fixed.
When functioning correctly, the affected water main keeps the local water tower topped up. But because the cistern’s water level is so low, there is inadequate pressure to provide water to a major parts of Raisio and Naantali, according to Aki Artimo, the managing director at Turku Region Water…(Read the full story)