SPARKS, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- According to City of Sparks PIO Adam Mayberry, the City of Sparks declared a limited state of emergency due to two of the three main sewer pipes that lead to the regional treatment facility breaking last week.
Mayberry says Sparks needed the funding to make the repairs and make them quick as the sewer pipes could have back up and went into the river.
The state of emergency was more of a procedural matter than an emergency, Mayberry says. They had to fix the problem and didn’t have enough time, such as waiting for the approval of council.
Mayberry says it is unknown what the cost is, but it's projected to be over $1 million.
The problem has been contained, and it’s a temporary fix.
It is unknown what caused the problem with the pipes, but Mayberry believes it’s not weather-related.