The water main broke at 4000 South and 1250 East. 18-year-old Trent Clifford says he first noticed water just coming out of the middle of the road. He says that he was watching it with a friend when "all of a sudden it just burst." For a few seconds rocks, mud and water sprayed about ten feet in the air. Then he says "It looked like Yellowstone."
Neighbors, like Dave Lindquist, began to gather to watch the waterworks. "It was coming up and going off to the side of the road on both sides." The 30 foot geyser blew for several minutes until Salt Lake Public Works crews arrived and shut down the water.
Crews repaired the pipe and restored water within a couple of hours.