The major leak at the Dunkirk water treatment facility announced Thursday that's forcing area residents to boil their water was caused by construction crews working on a major expansion of the plant. The expansion includes a new bulbous water tank.
Sean Moore, owner of Phantom Computers repair business who is among the many residents boiling water, has an idea for the new tank.
"I think they should paint it like the Death Star," he said after coming home from Aldi with bottled water for his wife and children.
Moore is well known throughout Western New York for his replica of the Star Wars droid R2-D2 which has starred in productions of the "Star Wars"-related mini movies at the Buffalo Bisons Star Wars nights at Coca-Cola Field.
It's not an entirely crazy idea. The Town of Hamburg gave the go-ahead last year to a fundraising effort to pay for the Hamburg water tower to be painted like, what else, but a hamburger.
Could the Force awaken in Dunkirk?