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UPDATE Boil order lifted for Brazil, Carbon and Knightsville

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

State officials have cleared test samples for water customers receiving their water from Brazil, Carbon and Knightsville water companies.

"All of the samples have come back with satisfactory results," Brazil Water Superintendent Jacob Raubuch told The Brazil Times Wednesday afternoon. "We're in good shape. We're really thankful for the patience and cooperation of our customers during the past few days."

Two water leaks were discovered and repaired in an 8-inch water line near Chestnut and Warren streets the evening of April 29. Repairs were completed around 2 a.m., April 30.

Because officials had to turn on fire hydrants in the city to remove air out from the lines, which helped to get the water pressure back to normal by 6 a.m., April 30, a boil order was issued.

Water samples were collected and delivered to Indianapolis for testing on Monday. The results were made official and the boil order was lifted around 2 p.m., Wednesday.

No information is officially available at this time about the status of water customers in the Center Point area, who were initially included in the original boil order. The community's water supply is undergoing a separate testing, although results are expected to be released Thursday.

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We were kept in the dark for so long by not having information out immediately on TV Friday morning and each morning and evening thereafter.

I appreciate the situation with the week-end, but there could have been better media coverage.

Thanks to the employees who did such a GREAT job!

-- Posted by jinihi on Wed, May 6, 2009, at 2:27 PM

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