Rushville Republican

November 30, 2012

Water main break update

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — There has been a water main break at Fifth and Arthur Streets, Rushville.

As a result, this intersection will be closed all weekend.

City Utilities manager Les Day said a “T” needs to be replaced.

“There’s a ‘T’ in there that went bad and it’s packed in lead. Anytime we come across lead we’re required to replace it,” Day said. “There’s also not a shut-off valve close so we have to shut down a section of the main.”

Day said about 60 people are affected.

Anytime a water main line is closed a boil advisory is issued for those customers affected. Day said they are being notified via door hangers.

Repairs are expected to be completed by midday Monday.

Anyone with questions may call the City Utilities at 932-4124.