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BREAKING NEWS: Brazil under boil advisory

Monday, December 8, 2008

* Updated at 6 p.m. EST

Brazil residents are under a boil advisory.

On Monday afternoon, a break in a 4-inch water line occurred in front of Brazil City Hall, along National Avenue.

Since it has been deemed an emergency situation, all water services have been shutdown, but are anticipated to be restored within the next few hours.

Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch told The Brazil Times the City Water Department has clamped a service line which also became disconnected, but the boil advisory was necessary.

"We are going to isolate the elevated tank that is located on Vandalia Street," Raubuch said. "When we do that, the water pressure will dip below 20 psi and whenever that happens we have to issue the advisory."

He added samples of the water will have to be taken Tuesday and Wednesday to ensure no contamination has occurred, and he would not know if the advisory would be lifted until possibly Thursday.

Under any boil advisory, it is recommended to boil water for several minutes, prior to consumption or use, to eliminate potential bacteria or contamination that may have gotten into the water.

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Thank you to all the Water Dept employees for your hard work with this ~ when I passed by you all looked so cold but kept on working ~ I personally really appreciate your diligence in getting this break resolved ~

And, thanks also to BPD & Duke Energy for your assistance with this water line break ~

-- Posted by karebabe on Mon, Dec 8, 2008, at 6:18 PM

Yes indeed, the Water Department workers earn every penny of their pay. It can be a cold, wet thankless job.

It does point out that our water system very badly needs repairs and upgrades.

-- Posted by BackHomeAgain on Mon, Dec 8, 2008, at 6:32 PM

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