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Auburn Water Tower Ruptures & Spills 300K Gallons

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A water tower in Auburn collapsed and spilled 300,000 gallons on May 28, 2011.

A water tower in Auburn collapsed and spilled 300,000 gallons on May 28, 2011.

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AUBURN (CBS) – A privately-owned water tank owned by Filene’s Basement Distribution Center ruptured and collapsed Saturday morning, sending 300,000 gallons of water pouring out.

The tank on Millbury Street in Auburn suffered a “catastrophic” failure according the Auburn Water District’s Superintendent.

The incident is not expected to cause any contamination, but officials say residents may encounter some cloudiness in their water.

Filene’s has hired contractors to secure the site.

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