WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — According to Indiana American Water, a water transmission line near Indiana 43 and River road broke Thursday morning causing low water pressures in the system for more than 9,600 customers located in the high-pressure zone on the north side of West Lafayette.
Indiana American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for all customers located in the high-pressure zone, which includes about 75 percent of the company’s customers in West Lafayette. The order will be in effect for the next 24 hours
Customers in the area have been notified of the break and boil advisory by phone, e-mail, and text through the company’s CodeRED emergency notification tool.
Due to the break, West Lafayette Intermediate School will dismiss today at 10 a.m. West Lafayette Elementary will be dismissing at 10:45 a.m. The Jr. Sr. High School will dismiss after lunch at 12:35 p.m.
Indiana American Water said customers in the affected area are advised to drink and cook with tap water only after boiling it for three minutes. Tap water can be used for washing/bathing.
Due to the location of the water main break relative to the company’s Davis Ferry water treatment facility, water pressures in the system will continue to decrease as repairs are being made throughout the morning, states Indiana American Water. It estimates repairs should be completed by mid-afternoon and that water pressures in the area will begin to return to normal by late afternoon on Thursday.
Indiana American Water said customers can call the Indiana American Water Customer Service Center at 1-800-492-8373 for the latest updates. More information on the West Lafayette boil water advisory is available online at https://amwater.com/inaw/alerts.