UPDATE: No Boil advisory for Le Mars Business District
by Jacob Heller, originally posted on October 14, 2016
LE MARS, IA — UPDATE: Several businesses planning to close for the weekend in Le Mars are now keeping their doors open.
It all started after the city had planned construction to replace water pipes in the downtown area on Central avenue.
As a precaution, the city had issued a boil advisory and planned to shut water off at around 5:00 P.M.
Businesses like the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor had planned to close most of the weekend, but now have kept their doors open after city water officials told them they found an alternative way to do construction without shutting the water off.
PREVIOUS STORY: Parts of downtown Le Mars will need to boil water before use, at least for a few days.
The city is upgrading the distribution system with new main valves.
A new fire hydrant will also be put up at the intersection of Plymouth Street and Central Avenue.
The water will be turned off for roughly four hours today, starting at 5:00 PM.
Once it comes back on, homes and businesses will need to flush water lines until the water is clear.
Due to the work, the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor on Central Avenue will be closed starting at 4:00 PM today.
It should re-open at noon Sunday.
The boil advisory is in effect until the weekend.