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.