Water line break leads to Boil Water Notice for large part of Meridian
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A Boil Water Notice has been issued for parts of Meridian, north of 20th Street from the east city limits to the west city limits.
A 12-inch water line ruptured around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday. Crews worked to replace the line near 27th Street and 29th Avenue.
Customers should boil their drinking water vigorously for at least one minute before consuming or using it for cooking.
“We were doing a tank maintenance project for preventative maintenance on our bulk storage tank. We have a 3 million gallon steel tank on the northside of town,” explained Utilities Director Jimmy Eckman. “We had to take that offline to do some interior painting. We were relying on a 1 million gallon tank to supply the northside of Meridian, anything north of 20th Street.”
This is a voluntary precautionary notice issued by Meridian Public Works.
A water line break in the city of Meridian Tuesday morning is causing problems for a number of residents. Some reported low pressure early in the day and the water will have to be cut off at some point to finalize the repair.
Line Maintenance Supervisor Randarius Mosley said crews did not immediately know if the water leak is due to a pipe split or blockage. After placing an insertion valve on the 12-inch waterline, the water will be turned off. Mosley said the area’s 2,400 residents will be without water throughout the day.
The city said crews are working on the repair, starting from Marion Park on 24th Street to 30th Street (from Meridian High School going west to Highland Avenue.)
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