Water plant shut down by computer glitch

Event Year: 2010 Reliability: Confirmed
Country: United States
Industry Type: Water/Waste Water

A computer shut down in the plant caused water processing to stop.  The water continued to be pumped into the building from the resevoir causing the water to rise up from a manhole across the street from the plant.


Water processing stopped as a result of a computer glitch.  The continual pumping of water from the resevoir intothe plant caused water to flow out of a manhole onto the street.