Water main break impacts operations at Fargo Cass Public Health

(Fargo, ND) -- Staffers at Fargo Cass Public Health discovered a water main break at the facility around 6:00 Wednesday morning.  

"The cause was a frozen water line within an exterior wall leading to an outdoor spicket. When the water line began to thaw due to the warming weather, it burst and released clean potable water into the facility," said Gegg Schildberger, Director of Communications for the City of Fargo. 

The areas impacted are interior work areas and office space. Schildberger says clinic services are in full operation and are not affected.

Impacted staff have been relocated to other work stations and some have been transitioned to remote work. Contractors are on site to extract the water and assess damages.

Damage estimates are not currently available.

Schildberger says staff at the agency are not available to comment because they are helpling with recovery and cleanup.