For the second time in less than three weeks, Brazil water customers fell under a boil advisory.
Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw confirmed to The Brazil Times Thursday morning a four-inch water main, located near the intersection of Union Street and State Road 340, broke at approximately 2:15 a.m.
Bradshaw also said the Brazil City Water Department temporarily shut off water services at approximately 6 a.m., in order to make repairs to a section of the line. When workers were able to get to the line, they found gas lines and lines for other utilities. For safety precautions, the Water Department had to waiting for clearance from these utilities before working on the water line.
Bradshaw said she believed the leak was fixed sometime around 4:30 p.m. and water was fully restored by 6:30 p.m.
"People were seeing a difference in their pressure by 6:30 p.m.," she said.
Full water service was back in force by 8:30 p.m., Thursday, but all customers the Brazil Water Utility were under the boil order until further notice. Areas affected include Brazil, Carbon, Center Point, Harmony and Knightsville.
"The sad thing is that it occurred on Christmas," Bradshaw said. "Luckily the stores aren't open, but I have been making calls trying to get the word out."