According to OMU’s Facebook page, crews have excavated the area around the broken mains and will work through the night to make repairs. Two mains, in fact, were broken, a 20-inch and a 24-inch.
They hope to restore water service tomorrow. A specific timeline has not been established. However, the boil water will remain in effect until further notice.
Upon the repair of the two mains, the Plant A Water Treatment Facility will be placed back into operation. Water tanks and lines will then be re-filled before a system-wide flushing begins. Following the flushing, multiple water tests will be conducted, and results provided to the State Department of Water. Once these results are reviewed and found satisfactory the order can be lifted.
Please note the boil water order affects only water you intend to drink or use for cooking.