EWSU: Boil advisory issued after west side water main break

EWSU: Boil advisory issued after west side water main break

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Some west side residents are still under a boil advisory after a water main break early Sunday.

According to the Evansville Water Sewer Utility, the boil advisory is being issued because of a water main break in a 16″ pipe on Mt. Vernon Road. EWSU says the following areas are now under the advisory:

-Everything in the area north of Ohio River, south of Mill Road, west of St. Joe Avenue, and east of the Posey County line.

A tweet from EWSU says the break was first reported shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday. They also say Upper Mt. Vernon Road is closed from Tekoppel Avenue to N. Woods Avenue.

For West Side Resident Terry Elliott, the water main break caused water to flood into his backyard.

“The wife kept hearing popping sounds," said Elliott. "But that must have been bricks and asphalt hitting the street out here. And I went to the sun-room, and I could hear the water roaring.”

EWSU says Upper Mt. Vernon Road is closed from Tekoppel Avenue to N. Woods Avenue.
EWSU says Upper Mt. Vernon Road is closed from Tekoppel Avenue to N. Woods Avenue. (Source: WFIE)
Some west side residents are now under a boil advisory after a water main break early Sunday.
Some west side residents are now under a boil advisory after a water main break early Sunday. (Source: WFIE)

Some people reached out to us around 9 a.m. saying they had no water at all.

Not only is this water main break causing issues for residents, but it’s also impacting some businesses on the west side.

We spoke with the management at Royal Express Carwash. They told us when water main breaks happen, they can’t run car-washes, so they take the opportunity to do maintenance.

“I mean, well, it’s not great. Obviously it slows things down," said Same Goebel, manager at Royal Express Carwash. "But we just try to do what we can to keep things moving as good as we can. People just come back later, its not a big deal, just a little delay, that’s all.”

An employee at the west side Starbucks tells us they also have to close because of this.

Because of the water main break and no water at all on the West Side, the Hilltop Inn will be closed today, Sunday, October 20th. #seeyouintwoweeks

Posted by Hilltop Inn on Sunday, October 20, 2019

USI tweeted the C-Store is closed but will try to reopen at 5 p.m. Additionally, its on-campus Starbucks is closed.

We will update this story with more information when it becomes available.

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