Boil-water advisory for Uptown following water main break
Jay Vise Reporting
Following this morning's water main failure, health officials have issued a boil water advisory for part of Uptown. Residents within the advisory area should not use tap water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, bathing/showering, preparing food, or cooking, unless it has been properly disinfected until further notice.
The advisory area is as follows: South Carrollton Avenue from Maple Street to the river; Maple Street to Loyola Street; Loyola Street to Jackson Avenue and Jackson Avenue to the river.
There is no estimate of how long the boil water advisory will remain in effect, according to S&WB officials.
Customers in other areas of the city are not affected and do not need to boil their water.
Boil water for one full minute in a clean container. The one-minute boil time begins after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (If there is a flat taste, it can be eliminated by shaking the water in a bottle or pouring it from one container to another.)
Officials say the boil water advisory will remain in effect until further notice for customers in the affected area. The Sewerage and Water Board says they will notify residents when the advisory is lifted.
This morning at about 6:00 a.m., a water main measuring 30 inches in diameter broke in the 7800 block of Cohn Street led to flooding of several streets, yards, and cars.