Update: Huntingburg boil advisory has been lifted
originally posted on October 25, 2016
The boil advisory on Huntingburg’s south side has been lifted.
According to officials, water samples from the area were tested by the Huntingburg Water Department and were deemed safe for consumption.
A boil order was issued Tuesday after a water main break along US 231.
HUNTINGBURG — A boil advisory has been issued for certain areas in Huntingburg.
The advisory affects water customers on U.S. 231 between Sunset and Maple Streets as well as all customers on Maple and Oak streets.
According to the city, customers will be notified once the boil advisory has been lifted.
During a boil advisory, the following precautions should be taken:
• Boil water vigorously for 3 minutes prior to use;
• Do not use ice from household ice maker;
• Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least 1 minute in clean tap water that contains 1 teaspoonful of unscented household bleach per gallon of water; and
• Let water cool before drinking.
The city says discolored water is possible during the course of the boil advisory.
Customers are advised to use caution when doing laundry during this time, although water used for hand washing or bathing does not generally require boiling.
It is recommended to flush cold water lines before beginning laundry.
For more information, please contact Rachel Steckler, Director of Community Development at 812-683-2211 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.