Fairlee water leak plugged quickly

FAIRLEE—A massive water leak in the municipal water system was repaired last weekend.
Selectboard chair Peter Berger said on Sunday that the leak was in an old section of pipeline feeding the cemetery across from the system’s pump house on Route 5 north of the village.
On the afternoon of Nov. 5, sensors alerted the water systems operators that there was a problem. When the leak was discovered, water was pouring out at a rate of 200 gallons per minute.