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City of Scott under boil water advisory

Water line damage being repaired
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Posted at 10:21 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 13:46:09-04

UPDATE: A boil advisory is in affect for the city of Scott following a line break on Thursday morning

The City of Scott says they experienced pressure problems with the water supply system. An electrical contractor damaged a water main in a development under construction causing a loss of pressure for less than an hour.

The work was being done in the West Village Subdivision.

This damage affected residents and customers inside the city limits.

Because of the reduced pressure in the system, the water purchased by the city water supply system may be questionable in microbiological quality and a boil advisory has been issued effective immediately.

The pressure has been restored.

The advisory will remain in effect until rescinded by the water system. It is recommended that the affected consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means: Boil water for one ( full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)

The Scott Fire Department reported the low water presser on Thursday morning when they initially stated that they would respond to all fires with additional units to make sure that the proper amount of water is on scene.

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