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Boil order lifted for most Brazil water customers

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

* Center Point waiting for results from separate tests

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 State Board of Health, Indianapolis, for testing on Monday. The results were made official and the boil order was lifted around 2 p.m., Wednesday.

Although Center Point was included in the initial boil order separate testing is being conducted on the water supply for its residents.

Center Point Town Council President Roy Smith confirmed to The Brazil Times Wednesday the town took the first sample of its water supply Tuesday, which tested normal, and its second on Wednesday.

"It takes 24 hours to process samples and with the one taken Tuesday coming back fine, we anticipate the boil order for Center Point to be over Thursday," Smith said.

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