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UPDATE: Boil order for city still in effect

Thursday, December 25, 2008

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."

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Hats off to our very dedicated city workers. Although it was a small inconvenience to be without water on Christmas Day, you guys spent your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day working tirelessly to see that our water supply would be restored. A big thank you to each of you. Hopefully, you can enjoy a Merry Christmas, albeit belated and may you and your families be blessed during this season.

-- Posted by Shadrach on Thu, Dec 25, 2008, at 10:26 PM

Shadrach ~

You comment was absolutely perfect ~ not much I can add ~ the City Water Department does an excellent job ~ although these guys are faced with correcting problems in a much outdated water supply system daily ~ they always get the job done in a remarkable amount of time ~ & no amount of pay for their efforts equates to the time missed with their families especially at the holidays ~

Happy Holidays to all the guys at the Water Department!

-- Posted by karebabe on Fri, Dec 26, 2008, at 8:25 AM

I think the city is in fine hands. This administration is doing what others have feared; making things right for the citizens of Brazil. Let's allow the water rate to increase a little (about $13 average per month) and get these problems fixed long-term, not short-term patches!

The new rate will include TWO new water towers, not just repairing the old dilapidated one again.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Fri, Dec 26, 2008, at 8:56 AM

What is the timeline on the replacement of water lines and the erecting of two towers?

-- Posted by spiritof56 on Mon, Dec 29, 2008, at 7:40 PM

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