Monterey water boil advisory lifted
Water supply in Monterey was back to normal Saturday after a main line broke last week, prompting town officials to announce a temporary water boil advisory.
"We had a main line break in town during the night shift," an employee at the Monterey Water Plant said Saturday afternoon.
"When the day shift guy came in, the tanks were empty."
That happened Thursday morning as students were headed to the two schools in Monterey, Burks Elementary and Monterey High, so school officials announced that classes would be canceled for the day until the water issue could be resolved.
Staff and students returned to Monterey schools Friday, and school officials announced that while the water supply had been restored and was safe for restrooms and hand washing stations, bottled water would be provided to students and staff for drinking.
The water boil advisory was lifted Friday afternoon, according to a social media post by Putnam County 911.
"Water samples tested, following leak repair, deemed the water from the Monterey Water System to be safe for consumption," the post stated.
The original water boil advisory that was issued Thursday morning included the Town of Monterey Water System, customers in the areas of Phifer Mountain Road, Sand Springs, Rocky Point and adjacent areas.
"All residents who receive water from the Town of Monterey water system should bring water to a rolling boil before being used for drinking, brushing teeth, cooking, or any other consumption of water," the original advisory stated.
For more information about water safety, visit https://www.cdc.gov/…/emerg…/drinking/making-water-safe.html.