Precautionary Water Boil Advisory Issued

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News release from Fort Wayne City Utilities:

Precautionary Boil Advisory Issued

(April 12, 2019 @ 1:05 a.m.) – In an effort to protect the health and safety of citizens, Fort Wayne City Utilities is issuing a precautionary boil advisory for water usage effective immediately for three areas of the City.

Thursday night, a vehicle struck a high-voltage power line and knocked out power to the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant. The plant’s high service pumping system responded appropriately. However, distribution system pressure did drop due to this event, and as a precaution, City Utilities has contacted the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to advise them of the situation and the issuance of a boil advisory for three parts of the City.

The three areas of the city affected by the boil advisory. The advisory is in effect until further notice for the following locations as shown on this map:

Water Boil Advisory Map, April 12, 2019
In an effort to protect the health and safety of citizens, Fort Wayne City Utilities is issuing a precautionary boil advisory for water usage effective immediately for three areas of the City.

Northwest

  • North Boundary: Washington Center Rd
  • West Boundary: Hillegas Rd
  • South Boundary: West State Boulevard: Hillegas to Sherman, Vance (extended): Sherman to Parnell
  • East Boundary: Parnell Ave

Southeast

  • North Boundary: Pontiac St
  • West Boundary: Fairfield Ave
  • South Boundary: Paulding Rd
  • East Boundary: Hessen Cassell

Southwest

  • North Boundary: Airport Expressway
  • West Boundary: Smith Rd
  • South Boundary: Ferguson Rd
  • East Boundary: Airport Drive

During the boil water advisory, Fort Wayne City Utilities water customers should use bottled water or boil any water to be used for drinking, food preparation, making ice and brushing teeth. Water from the tap should be brought to a rolling boil and boiled for five minutes. Then it can be cooled and used for consumption. The water is safe to use for bathing and other uses that do not involve consumption.

Fort Wayne City Utilities has notified its major customers including hospitals, schools and food manufacturers about the boil advisory. Fort Wayne City Utility customers are asked to share information about the boil water advisory with friends, neighbors and other customers of Fort Wayne City Utilities who may not receive information from the media or other sources.

Fort Wayne City Utilities is collecting samples of water throughout the affected areas in the distribution system to make sure the system is clear.

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