Boil Water Advisory In Effect Throughout Fort Wayne
Boil Water Advisory In Effect Throughout Fort Wayne.
Fort Wayne City Utilities has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory until further notice for much of the city.
The order is in effect for parts of the city bounded by Washington Center Road in the north, a portion of Maplecrest and Meyer Road in the east, the Hillegas Road and St. Marys River in the west and Tillman Road in the south.
Click here to see a map of areas effected.
The advisory was issued after a power surge occurred at the American Electric Power/I&M substation near Lawton Park.
According to a statement from the City, the surge resulted in a 60 second loss of pressure in some parts of the community.
Any water to be used for cooking or drinking should be brought to a rolling boil for five minutes then cooled before it is used for consumption.
City Utilities has notified its major customers including hospitals, schools and food manufacturers about the boil advisory.
City Utilities customers are asked to share information about the boil water advisory with other residents.
The 311 call center will have extended its hours until 7:30 p.m. tonight.