By FRANK PHILLIPS
Residents who live in and near Brazil, using the city's water utility, are under a boil order until Monday.
The order was issued following a water main break in the street crossing National Avenue near Hardee's and French Funeral Home late Friday morning.
On Saturday morning, Mayor Tom Arthur said workers finished repairs late Friday and water pressure was restored around midnight.
A boil order means tap water should be boiled for a few minutes and allowed to cool before being consumed. A boil order does not affect water used for bathing, washing dishes or purposes other than drinking.
The cause of the break was not known Saturday. Arthur believes the pipe collapsed because it was old and simply collapsed.
Many residents called the City on Friday to ask about the water situation. At first, The Times was told by city employees that repairs should be completed quickly at no inconvenience to residents. Instead, the city had little or no water pressure from about 10 a.m. until midnight on Friday.