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Officials deal with another leak

Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Jake Raubuch
Officials dealt with another water leak Thursday afternoon, and a boil order was issued for a portion of Brazil residents

Brazil Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch told The Brazil Times crews were repairing a leak in a 2-inch water line when they accidentally hit an 8-inch line, located in Forest Park near the tennis courts, which feeds water down to the Interstate-70 area.

"The break happened about 2 p.m., but our crews were able to get it repaired at about 5:15 p.m.," he said.

At approximately 3:45 p.m., Raubuch said water services were being shut off to customers south of Forest Park as repairs were being made to the 8-inch line.

Once repairs were completed, a boil order was issued for a portion of Brazil residents living south of Pinckley Street to I-70.

"This does not affect water customers in Carbon, Center Point, Harmony or Knightsville," Raubuch said. "Basically, if someone in Brazil had their water services turned off, they are on the boil order."

According to Raubuch and Mayor Ann Bradshaw, some of the specific areas affected include, but are not limited to Southgate Apartments, St. Andrews Glen and Stan Mar Estates.

With the Easter holiday this weekend, Raubuch said it would slow the process of lifting the boil order.

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 (IDEM) on at least two consecutive business days following a leak to ensure no contamination has occurred.

"Our plan is to take the samples to IDEM Sunday and Monday to get the boil order lifted as quickly as possible, which will hopefully happen Tuesday afternoon," Raubuch told The Brazil Times. "We apologize again for the inconvenience and appreciate the patience from Brazil residents."


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Im so glad I dont live in Brazil. It seems your water is off more than it is on. This is like the 3rd time in a week.

-- Posted by dbltrbl on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 8:44 PM

Did anyone see the mayor there? She was suppose to be at the YMCA answering Questions. Hmmmm

-- Posted by B_b is an idiot !!! on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 10:12 PM

The Mayor was seen having coffee at her buddy's coffee bar before,during & after the Forum. Admittedly, that coffee drinking is a tough gig....

-- Posted by karebabe on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 11:46 AM

Water Leaks are a priority in Brazil. candidates running for office know what they are getting into. if they dont , then they Didnt do their homework.

I think the Water personnel do a good job for what they got to work with.

Tired of excuses and pointing the finger , Just do something, even if it's wrong, at least you will learn from it.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 5:07 PM


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