Lake Station water boil advisory lifted after break repaired

2013-02-05T00:00:00Z 2013-03-14T17:06:05Z Lake Station water boil advisory lifted after break repairedDeborah Laverty deborah.laverty@nwi.com, (219) 762-1397, ext. 2223 nwitimes.com

LAKE STATION | The city's water boil advisory has been lifted, officials said Monday.

Tests conducted following a water main break discovered Thursday indicate the boil advisory is no longer necessary, Solid Waste Director Michael DelToro said.

The break, in the 3400 block of East 20th Place, impacted all customers served by Lake Station city water.

Some residents near the break didn't have running water. Other residents reported low pressure in water lines.

The initial break occurred just north of Edison Junior/Senior High School. It forced the closure of that school as well as Bailey Elementary.

City workers by late Thursday had fixed the water main break at the eastern end of East 20th Place.

A second water main break, near Huntington Street and Central Avenue, was also discovered and repaired by workers, Mayor Keith Soderqust said.

Soderquist said the break at 20th Place is believed to have been caused by the main expanding and contracting with the warm weather earlier in the week and sharp drops in temperature Wednesday into Thursday.

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