Crash causes water issues in Laurel
A boil water advisory is in effect for the city of Laurel after a driver crashed into a fire hydrant on Queensburg Avenue Wednesday, causing a leak in a major water line.
Mayor Johnny Magee said the old water line, estimated to be from the 1970’s, tracked along the perimeter of the city.
That is what caused the water pressure issues throughout that city.
Laurel Residents – here’s where your ????
Many Laurel residents reached out to WDAM, saying the water company did not notify users of any issues.
Diaz said the department didn’t know the exact issue until residents were already impacted.
· Do not drink tap water while the water system is under a boil water advisory.
· Do not use tap water to make drinks, juices, or fountain soft drinks.
· Wash your fruits and vegetables with boiled or bottled water since they may have been exposed to affected water from grocery store sprayers.
· Wash your hands and bathe as usual.