[The Brazil Times nameplate] Fair ~ 68°F  
High: 71°F ~ Low: 46°F
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Carbon under boil order; service may be restored after midnight

Friday, December 19, 2008

It is unclear at this time when Carbon residents will have their water turned back on.

According to Carbon Town Marshal Ron Keen, around 4:30 p.m., employees of the Campbell's Construction Company were working on the storm sewer project in an area on North Third Street, just west of Poplar Street, when a 6-inch transite line broke.

"Help is on the way though," Keen told The Brazil Times in a telephone interview while at the scene. "It's just a matter of time before they get here. We don't know how long it will take for the repairs."

Shortly before 5 p.m., officials verified that Barrett Excavating was en route to help locate and replace a section of the damaged line.

Officials shut down the water station located near the intersection of Hendrix Street and Murphy Avenue, which supplies Carbon's water, to prevent further water loss and potential contamination.

Currently, it is estimated 450 customers are affected by the line break, although water services are anticipated to be restored sometime after midnight, but an exact time in unclear at this time.

Even when services are restored, officials announced residents in the Town of Carbon will be under a boil water advisory until further notice.

Brazil City Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch told The Brazil Times the advisory would not affect the City of Brazil or its other water customers in Harmony, Knightsville or Center Point.

The Brazil Times will update this story when information becomes available.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: