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WATER MAIN BREAK ON CORNER OF EAST MAIN CROSS AND FRANKLIN STREET

WATER MAIN BREAK ON CORNER OF EAST MAIN CROSS AND FRANKLIN STREET 12/12/16

Water main break on the corner of East Main Cross and Franklin Street.  Residences on East Main Cross Street, Franklin Street, Brown Street, and White Oak Apartments may be effected.  Residences may be without water while repairs are being made.  Surrounding residences may experience brown water due to the water main break. Please check back periodically for updates.

BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED 12/12/16  

A boil water advisory has been issued for residences located in the 700 - 1000 block of East Main Cross Street, Brown Street, Harrell Drive, and Lind Drive. Affected residences will receive a door hanger about the boil water advisory. 

Boil water advisories are issued as a precaution with a customer's best interests in mind.  During a boil water advisory, the water is okay for the customer to bath, wash clothes and other common needs.  However, as a precaution water should be boiled for five minutes before eating, drinking or cooking.  State law requires water utilities to issue boil water advisories to ensure high-quality water in the event water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch (PSI) in any part of the town's distribution system.  Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) oversees the boil water advisories.  Water pressure drops in a distribution system can occur because of many reasons such as power outages, main breaks, mechanical failure and high demand.
 
 
During the boil water advisory, customers will be notified by local news media outlets and postings on our website.  Also during the advisory water lines are flushed and water samples taken from several sites within the affected area for chlorine, bacteriological and turbidity analysis.  The boil water advisory will remain in effect until water quality tests confirm the water is safe for customer consumption (usually 24-36 hours from issuance). Whenever the pressure drops below 20 PSI, there is a possibility that microbiological contamination can occur which means materials from outside the water line gets into the main causing the contamination.  Precautionary boil water advisories are to ensure public safety and it is a responsibility that Edinburgh Water Utility takes very seriously.

WHAT TO DO FOR BROWN WATER 12/12/16

If you live in the surrounding area affected by the water main break and are experiencing brown or dark water, run cold water in the bathtub until the water is clear.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DID LAUNDRY WITH BROWN WATER 12/12/16
If you did laundry and had brown water that left spots on the laundry, we have a rust remover product available at the utility office.  Please stop by and the utility staff will give you some of the product to use when rewashing your laundry.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED 12/14/16
The boil water advisory that went into effect on 12/12/16 has been lifted as of 12/14/16. 

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