Schofield Water Tower Leak due to Ice Buildup

Ice buildup is believed to have caused a leak to the Schofield water tower.

The leak was notice around 5 a.m. Monday morning.

The Director of Public Works, Kevin King, tells NewsChannel 7 the tower will have to be drained and the leak will be repaired from the inside.

King says the the leak does not appear to be getting worse. He says the ice inside will need to melt before repairs can be made, which could be several more weeks.

Schofield water customers should not notice service disruption due to the leak, or during repairs King said.

The water tower was built in the 1940s.

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