13th & Bartley “Boil Order” Update

Jasper (Local Sources) – Samples of water from the Jasper Water Department neighborhood boil order have passed the first of two lab tests. 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 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

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.

City officials will be testing a second water sample to determine when the water is safe to consume.

A boil water advisory is issued when some type of event has created the potential for contamination to enter the water supply. Jasper Water customers in the impacted neighborhood should bring water used for drinking, coffee, tea, powdered drinks, fountain drinks, ice, brushing teeth and washing dishes to a full boil for at least 5 minutes before consuming.

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Jasper Water Utilities Limited Area Boil Order
December 19, 2016

Guidelines for Use During Boil Water Order

Dubois County Health Department
1187 South St. Charles St.
Jasper, IN 47546
812-481-7050
dchealth@duboiscountyin.org

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 ice
  • All water used for handwashing or brushing teeth
  • All water used for washing dishes or food contact surfaces
  • All water used for washing produce
  • All water used for feeding animals

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