A water tank that was leaking in a house in the middle of nowhere in the U.S. state of Rhode Island is getting attention from the National Weather Service, which said it’s likely to remain a problem for the foreseeable future.
The National Weather Services office in Rhode Island said the leak occurred on Friday, Feb. 14, the day before it was reported in the area of Providence, a city about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Newport.
The tank had leaked more than 40 times before, according to the office.
The water tank is a tank for holding and holding water for treatment, and it’s normally used by a small business.
But the weather service said the owner of the home was unable to properly seal the leaking tank before leaking it out.
The weather service has called the leak “likely the most significant water quality concern for residents in Rhode Islanders.”
It has been estimated that about a dozen water tanks in Rhode islands total, about 1,000 of which were damaged, according the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Rhode Island Water Department said it has received more than 2,600 reports of water leaks.
It’s not clear if the owners of the tank have been charged with any violations, and the owner declined to comment.
The state’s Department of Public Works said it had not been contacted by the weather services office.