Montana Legislature Passes Infrastructure Bonding For First Time In Nearly A Decade
April 24, 2019
On a cold, January afternoon last year, Wendy Gerky got a call that someone could see water rising in her downtown Havre quilt shop. She thought it was joke.
By the time Gerky got to her store, Bearly Square Quilting, the water was knee deep.
"Imagine it," she said. "It's like a swimming pool."
The flooding came from a fire suppression pipe that ran underneath the building. After the break was found, the city had to shut off water to the block until it could be repaired. The quilt shop had to move to a temporary location.
David Peterson, director of public works in Havre, said those pipe...