LOWELL — Residents will be under a boil water advisory until further notice after a significant water line break Tuesday morning completely drained one of the town's two water towers.
The water main break occurred at about 3 a.m. but the location was not uncovered until about 7 a.m., Town Manager Jeffrey Sheridan said in a news release.
The private 6-inch line's rupture was "so large that it caused water pressure throughout the town to drop and completely drain one of the town’s two water towers," Sheridan said in the release.
Initial attempts to contact the line's owner were unsuccessful, Sheridan said, but town staff were able to reduce the flow by closing valves near the leak.
Town crews working with a contractor for the line’s owner were able to complete the repairs at about 1:40 pm., the news release stated.
The boil water advisory is a requirement by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
The water will be tested two days consecutively to confirm no contamination occurred during this leak and once confirmed the advisory will be lifted, Lowell officials said in the release.
The Tri-Creek School Corp. dismissed students early Tuesday because of the water main break, officials said.
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