Water Shut Off, Boil Advisory Issued for Portion of First Avenue in Evansville

EWSU crews working on First Avenue Wednesday

Homes and businesses along a stretch of First Avenue in Evansville will be without water until Wednesday evening, and a boil advisory will remain in effect in the area for 48 hours after the water is turned back on.

Posted: Oct 13, 2021 10:14 AM
Updated: Oct 14, 2021 7:40 AM

Several homes and businesses along First Avenue in Evansville, Indiana, will be without water until Wednesday evening as crews with Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) work to repair a water line.

EWSU says it began shutting off water to homes and businesses along First Avenue around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, and that services wouldn't be restored until about 6:00 p.m.

EWSU also said that a precautionary boil advisory had been issued for the affected area, and that the boil advisory would remain in effect for 48 hours after the water had been turned back on.

The impacted area includes a large portion of the North Park area along First Avenue, including properties south of Old Post Road all the way down past Buena Vista Road. Some of the affected properties include Woodbridge Apartments, Buena Vista Apartments, Holy Redeemer School, and several medical facilities and restaurants.

Affected Area - EWSU

EWSU says its crews have been working to repair the 24-inch water line for several days in the 4200 block of First Avenue, but that the repairs couldn't be finished without shutting off water and removing a four-foot-long section of pipe.

Customers who have water in the area may experience low water pressure. EWSU says customers should be boil water used for cooking drinking until the advisory is lifted.

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It was another chilly start across the Tri-State; while we only dipped as low as 43° in Evansville, many others across the Tri-State fell into the upper 30s earlier this morning. The cool air didn't linger long however, temperatures quickly reached back into the mid 70s across the region this afternoon - higher pressure camped out over the southeastern quarter of the country will continue to keep the skies above the Tri-State clear while gradually driving temperatures higher over the next few days. Despite our anticipated southerly winds this evening, you may still want to grab a jacket before your head out to dinner; after seeing a temperature near 64° around dinnertime, we'll fall off toward the mid to upper 50s by 10 o'clock. Overnight lows will again dwindle into the mid to low 40s for the majority of the Ohio Valley early Tuesday morning.
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