Louisville Water hopes boil water advisory for Shelby Park, Germantown area will end this afternoon (UPDATE)
UPDATE: Louisville Water Company lifted the boil water advisory at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
Louisville Water Company hopes that the precautionary boil water advisory issued for Shelby Park and its surrounding neighborhoods will be lifted Wednesday afternoon, a day after a 48-inch water main broke and flooded several blocks of the neighborhood.
The boil advisory was issued Monday afternoon for all of Shelby Park, most of Germantown, and portions of Schnitzelberg, Old Louisville and Smoketown.
Louisville Water stated that the advisory was in effect for 4,500 customers surrounding the break site at Clay and Oak Streets.
Spokeswoman Kelley Dearing Smith told IL Wednesday morning that Louisville Waters hopes to lift the advisory “later this afternoon at the earliest,” as a 24-hour period has to elapse for the testing of water samples.
Dearing Smith stated in a press release that Louisville Water’s priority on Wednesday is restoring water service to approximately 30 customers near the break site, and they are expected to complete repairs on a six-inch water main by this evening.
Workers will remove a section of the 48-inch water main that broke and install a new section of pipe over the next few days, with repairs on the large water main expected to last through the weekend.