UPDATE: Jasper’s 15th Street “Boil Order” Is No More

boil-orderUPDATE (11:30am Tuesday 7/11/17) –

The neighborhood boil order on 15th Street between Greene and Royal Streets 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 customers in the affected area no longer need to boil their water for consumption.

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Jasper (Local Sources) – City of Jasper says a water line at 15th Street, between Greene and Royal Streets broke Thursday morning (7/7/17).

City officials say due to the nature of the work that took place this morning the City of Jasper Gas & Water Department has issued a neighborhood boil order effective immediately for all customers on 15th Street between Greene and Royal Streets due to the line being replaced.

City officials will be testing water samples over the next few days to determine when the water is safe to consume.

This is the second water main break in that near northside area of Jasper this week.

City officials say West 17th Street from Newton Street east to Main Street had to be closed because of Tuesday break.

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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

Note:

  • Water filtering or treatment units will not remove all of the possible contaminants that the order is targeting.
  • Dishwashers do not reach a temperature high enough to remove all of the possible contaminants
  • Use of single-service (paper plates, plastic utensils, etc.) is advisable
  • Water is suitable for bathing purposes
  • Dispose of ice already accumulated in ice machines

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