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Officials handle second leak

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Brazil City Water Department officials dealt with another water leak Sunday afternoon.

This one, however, shouldn't affect the Bac T samples that must be sent to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Early Sunday, officials were notified of the leak, which took place near Sherfey Street and National Avenue.

City Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch told The Brazil Times the leak was off a 6-inch water line that runs along National Avenue.

The leak took place on the same pipe officials had to deal with in January.

"We clamped and filled it," Raubuch said. "It was a hole in the pipe."

Raubuch said sand and pea gravel hindered getting to the pipe.

He added, however, the water tower did not have to be shut off.

Per state protocol, three Bac T samples have to be sent to IDEM for two straight business days following leaks to ensure no contamination took place in the water.

Raubuch said Sunday's leak would not affect taking the samples to Indianapolis.

The city remains on a boil order, which also affects water customers in Carbon, Center Point, Harmony and Knightsville.

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