Areas of Evansville under boil advisory due to water main break

Evansville Water and Sewer Utility crews are continuing to work at the scene of a water main break on Evansville's west side, while parts of the city deal with a boil advisory.

The break happened Wednesday night at 4710 Upper Mt Vernon Road which is close to the intersection at Red Bank Road.

Water and sewer crews said pressure was restored around 8:00 a.m. Thursday. Treated water is now being sent through pipes again. 

The boil advisory is still in effect, affecting one third of the city's water system. The boil advisory could last until sometime this weekend. Crews will sample water every 24 hours for three days. 

Early Thursday morning, pipes were brought in to replace the one that broke, which is a 50 year old cast iron water main, while the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility issued a precautionary boil advisory.

According to the EWSU, the areas affected are:

  • From the Ohio River north on St. Joseph Avenue
  • St. Jospeh Avenue north to West Mill Road
  • All areas west of St. Joseph Avenue to the Posey County line

The EVCS releases a statement early Thursday, stating that several schools are being affected by the boil advisory. Still, the school has made preparations and schedules will be normal for students.

 

Crews are asking for no traffic between Tekoppel and N. Red Bank Road  on Upper Mount Vernon Road. 

We will keep you updated as we learn more about the length of the advisory, and the repairs of the broken pipe.

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(This story was originally published December 6, 2017)


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