Water main break leaves Terre Haute homes without water; boil order in effect

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana American Water has issued a boil advisory for approximately 500 customers on the northside of Terre Haute after a water main break near East Haythorne Avenue and North Lafayette Street interrupted service to the area Tuesday.

The company said crews were working to repair the break, and hoped to restore service by early Tuesday evening.

All Indiana American Water customers located north of East Haythorne Avenue will be included in the boil water advisory area. Customers in the area have been notified of the boil advisory through the company’s CodeRED emergency notification tool.

The precautionary boil water advisory will be in effect for approximately 24 hours and customers will be notified in the same manner when the advisory has been lifted.

As a precaution, customers in the affected area are advised to drink and cook with tap water only after boiling it for approximately three minutes after service is restored. Tap water can be used for washing, bathing and other common uses.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management mandates precautionary boil advisories to ensure high-quality water in the event water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch in any part of a distribution system.

During the boil water advisory, the water company will perform a series of tests to determine if the water meets regulatory drinking water standards. Precautionary boil water notices usually last from 18 to 24 hours.

More information on the boil water advisory is available online at https://amwater.com/inaw/alerts. Customers can also call the Indiana American Water Customer Service Center at 1-800-492-8373 for the latest updates.

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