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Boil Order Lifted For Near Westside Jasper Neighborhood

Jasper (Local Sources) – The boil order for the area of 13th and Bartley Streets of Jasper has been lifted.

Samples of water from the Jasper Water Department neighborhood boil order have passed two consecutive lab tests conducted over the last 48 hours. Jasper Water Department residential and business customers in the affected area no longer need to boil their water for consumption.

BELOW IS OUR PREVIOUS STORY ON THE BOIL ORDER

(Jasper) – Late Monday afternoon, a water line at the 13th & Bartley Streets intersection broke.  Due to the nature of this work the City of Jasper Gas & Water Department has issued a neighborhood boil order effective immediately for all customers along these streets…

Bartley Street from 9th Street to 15th Street

MacArthur Street from 9th Street to 13th Street

13th Street from Bartley to MacArthur

City officials will be testing water samples over the next few days to determine when the water is safe to consume. The area affected includes St. Thomas Medical Center. A boil water advisory is issued when some type of event has created the potential for contamination to enter the water supply. See the attached guidelines for public health regarding boil orders.

Guidelines for Use During Boil Water Order From The Dubois County Health Department

A boil water advisory is issued when some type of event has created the potential for contamination to enter the water supply.

Bring the water to a full boil for at least 5 minutes. Cool and aerate the boiled water by pouring it through the air from one clean container to another, or mixing rapidly with a clean utensil.  Aeration will reduce the flat taste caused by boiling.

Boil water in the following instances…

All water used in beverages such as coffee, tea or Kool-Aid.

All water used as an ingredient in any food products (sauces, dressings, desserts, etc.

All water used to make iceAll water used for handwashing or brushing teeth

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