Boil advisory in effect after city water main break
Decatur residents are under a drinking water boil advisory until further notice following a rupture in a city water main Thursday afternoon on the city’s south side.
According to Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, the break was discovered early Thursday afternoon along Winchester Street, near the Reidenbach Equipment business. Repairs were completed by approximately 4 p.m.
Gilbert said the city’s three water towers have a more than adequate supply of water to serve the city, but noted the Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires a boil advisory for drinking water to be placed into effect until two successive water samples can be tested for impurities. The first test was to be conducted this morning and the second test will occur Saturday, Gilbert said.
Residents are urged to continue to boil any water used for drinking or cooking until the advisory has been lifted.