UPDATE: Boil advisory issued after 6 water main breaks in Hobart
HOBART — A precautionary boil advisory was issued by Indiana American Water for nearly 6,000 Hobart customers, because of several water main breaks late Sunday into Monday morning, the company said.
The advisory affects customers in the area bounded by West 37th Avenue, West 14th Street, Clark Street and County Line Road, the company said.
The water main breaks were at 411 W. Old Ridge Road; Third and Wisconsin streets; West 37th Avenue and North Colorado Street; West 42nd Avenue and North Delaware Street; West 41st Avenue and North Wisconsin Street; and at Southlake Mall, the company said.
Water used for washing and bathing does not need to be boiled.
According to an alert from Hobart, some Indiana American customers may have experienced low or no water pressure.
Indiana regulations require a boil advisory to be issued as a precaution any time water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch in any part of the distribution system, Indiana American said.
The cause of the breaks remained under investigation late Monday morning, though they could be related to the first break on Old Ridge Road, Indiana American Water spokesman Joseph Loughmiller said.
It’s not unusual to have several breaks because of pressure changes that can occur when values are operated and changes are made at pumping facilities in response to an original break, he said.
Monday’s breaks follow a water main break Thursday in front of the Red Rooster Restaurant in the 1100 block of West 37th Avenue in Hobart.