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Carbon under boil advisory

Monday, January 19, 2009

CARBON -- Residents in the town of Carbon are currently under a water boil advisory until further notice.

Officials with Carbon Water Works announced the boil order Monday afternoon. Carbon Water Works operator Jake Raubuch said the boil order is directly connected to water problems that took place during the weekend.

"They've been looking for this leak for a day or two," Raubuch said. "It was hard and difficult to locate, especially in this kind of weather."

He told The Brazil Times a 2-inch water line broke and the town lost use of its water tower.

Raubuch said water pressure was dropped in the system and when it drops below 20 psi, the state requires towns to issue boil orders.

Raubuch said water tests were being conducted Monday and were set to be taken to Indianapolis for further testing Tuesday. He expected an answer back regarding the tests by Wednesday.

Water problems surfaced in the town in the past few days, resulting in a leak Sunday.

Officials, in turn, were forced to shut water off from that water line.

On Sunday, Carbon Town Marshal and water department representative Ron Keen told The Brazil Times water had been shut off in Carbon due to a slow leak.

"It's leaking somewhere and we can't find it," Keen said. "It's leaking underground somewhere."

Keen said the town's water pressure had been dropping steadily during the past few days.

"We've been having problems in the last four days," he added.

Officials shut the water off close to 11 a.m., but managed to have it restored at approximately 4:25 p.m. Sunday.

Keen said a main line in one of the outlining areas of town was leaking.

"It was in a ditch where we couldn't see it," he said.

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I find this amazing ! All the talk about raising water rates and it seems every other week we are under a boil order, not to mention the 6 times a week, if not more, you go to use your water and guess what.... there isn't any (really, this happens all the time). I want to know what the major malfunction seems to be. I mean, come on this is ridiculous. With all the problems concerning the water maybe the matter needs to be looked into more closely and find a solution to the problem. I am tired of always being inconvenienced by not having water (let along not knowing until you go to use it)when needed, and then when you do have it, your under a boil order. To sum it up either we don't have water at all or if we do have it, we have to boil it. Raising rates isn't going to solve anything, people have to be able to use water to be charged for it. Wake up Brazil. Find a permanent solution to the problem, throw away the band-aids.

-- Posted by Inqtono15 on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 12:57 PM

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