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Boil order in effect for some residents

Friday, December 14, 2012

Some Brazil water customers will be on a boil order through the weekend.

According to Brazil Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch, a water line broke on County Road 700 North, south of State Road 59, at approximately 9 a.m., Thursday.

Because of the line break, Brazil water customers between Brazil's booster station on SR 59 going south to CR 500 N., were without water for close to three hours.

"It separated from the line, and it tore loose from a T-section off the line. The pressure just blew it off," Raubuch said.

Raubuch said a crew needed approximately 30 minutes to restore the line.

"We removed (the broken line) and put in a section of pipe," he said. "We thought we'd have everything done in about 20-30 minutes, so it went pretty smooth."

However, because the lines were shut down, all water customers from CR 700 N., going south are under a boil advisory until further notice.

The boil advisory would also affect anyone at the interstate intersection as well.

According to officials from the Brazil Water Department, subdivisions affected by the water shut down were Haywood Farms, Rainbow Lakes and Woodfield.

Raubuch said he was going to take samples from the line Sunday and take them to the Indiana State Board of Health, Indianapolis, for further testing Monday.

Two sets of samples must be taken to Indianapolis.

Residents could learn about the boil order being lifted possibly by Monday, but more likely on Tuesday.

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