Some NL residents remain under boil advisory after water main break

Some NL residents remain under boil advisory after water main break on Zeller Street
Podhajsky
11/14/17
 
Some North Liberty residents were without water for more than 10 hours and a portion of town remains under a drinking water advisory following a water main break on Monday.
 
City communications director Nick Bergus said a construction crew working on Zeller Street accidentally hit the water main in the area of Zeller Crossing and Sugar Creek lane a little after 4 p.m. Monday. That caused the city to turn off water to the area and close Zeller Street while the main was fixed.
 
The city initially thought repairs would be finished by 8 p.m. Monday but say a shutoff valve broke during the repairs. Fixing that took roughly another six-and-a-half hours and the water wasn't turned back on to the neighborhood until 2:20 Tuesday morning.
 
Those in the area of West Zeller Street between Sugar Creek Lane and Prairie Ridge Court remain under a drinking water advisory, meaning you are advised to either boil your water or use an alternative water source for any water used for drinking or cooking. Officials stress it is not recommended to drink the water without boiling it first until further notice due to the possibility of bacterial contamination resulting from the water main break.

City officials say they are working with the Department of Natural Resources to resolve the issue.
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