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According to East Washington Rural Water Nathan Risen, the broken water main was repaired last night with customers getting water pressure restored last evening.

 

“The tower has about 55 feet of water in it,” said Risen. “That’s not completely full but enough to get it throughout the system.”

Risen said the boil water advisory is still in effect for EWRW customers. “We have to have two consecutive days of good samples and each one takes 24 hours to get the results. We might lift this Friday is everything comes back good.”

Risen said they may know the cause of the main break, which could have resulted from the creek bed eroding and exposing the main line, which was encased in another pipe.

 

Risen said if somebody doesn’t have water, call the office at 812.883.6429.