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Officials lift boil order

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Residents can now drink water straight from their tap.

Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw confirmed to The Brazil Times the boil order, which had been in effect since Monday, was officially lifted at 3:40 p.m., Thursday.

The order had been issued after an early Monday morning break in an 8-inch water line off National Avenue, near the Sherfey Street intersection, caused the City of Brazil to temporarily shut off services and empty the water tower.

The loss of service and boil order affected water customers in Brazil, as well as the towns of Carbon, Center Point, Harmony and Knightsville.

After locating the break, crews with the Brazil City Water Department were able to clamp off the line and begin making repairs.

Per state health protocols, officials are required to issue a boil order when water pressure falls below 20 psi and three Bac T samples must be sent to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management on at least two consecutive days following a leak to ensure no contamination has occurred.

Brazil officials sent off samples for testing on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Once state officials determine the quality of the water samples are adequate for two consecutive days, a boil order may then be lifted, which occurred Thursday.

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