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 cool, though overall pleasant day across the Tri-State - after only seeing temperatures dive as low as 22° early this morning, peak temperatures ended up climbing a few degrees higher than Thursday's; that being said, Evansville’s high temperature of 27° Was still 15° below average for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will gradually fall for 23° around dinner time back down to 19° by10 PM. A weak northerly wind flow most of the night paired with our crystal clear skies will cause temperatures to of fall back down into the mid to low teens once again - Evansville's anticipated low temperature of 12° will mark or coolest since the morning of January 7th.
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