Olympia water tank spill contained after collapse

OlympianApril 23, 2014 

UPDATE: Crews from the wastewater management agency LOTT contained a spill from a 10,000-gallon water tank that collapsed Tuesday in Olympia.

The tank at Crown Cork and Seal on Fones Road collapsed about 6 p.m., according to LOTT.

Most of the spilled water was contained and pumped into a filtration tank to be treated. However about 200 gallons did flow into storm drain that fed into a nearby creek. Booms were placed in the creek to soak up any spilled oils. None of the spill entered the wastewater system, the agency said.

The collapse is being attributed to structural failure due to sunlight damage.

ORIGINAL POST: A water tank at Crown Cork & Seal, in the 1200 block of Fones Road, in Olympia, collapsed about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

A woman who lives in the area and called The Olympian Tuesday night, reported hearing a loud boom. Emergency dispatchers referred the incident to the Olympia Public Works Department.

The Olympia Fire Department did not respond. Officials at Olympia's public works department said Wednesday morning that they did not respond. Officials at Crown Cork & Seal also could not be reached.


The Olympian is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service