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Water main breaks, Carbon under boil advisory

Friday, December 19, 2008

Employees of Barrett's Excavating, Center Point, work late Friday evening to replace a section of a water main which broke in Carbon earlier in the day. Ivy Jackson Photo. [Order this photo]
* Boil order does not affect other Brazil water customers

CARBON -- 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's Excavating, Center Point, 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.

Approximately 450 customers were affected by the line break, but water services were anticipated to be restored sometime after midnight.

Even with restored water services, officials announced residents in the Town of Carbon would be remain under a boil water advisory until further notice.

With many boil advisories, water samples need to be tested at least two consecutive days following the break to ensure no presence of contamination.

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.

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