WEBSTER Co., Ky. (WFIE) - School officials in Webster County canceled school Tuesday for Sebree Elementary because of an issue with the water.
Monday, a water main hit by a contactor sent water several feet into the air. Officials say crews with Kentucky Utility were putting up some polls and were just about finished when they caught one of the 16-inch water mains.
Project Manager Bart Boles said this isn’t typical for areas like Sebree, but the weight of the contractor’s bulldozer ruptured the water main. Water is now flowing again.
He says the boil advisory was put into effect because of a separate issue involving the City of Sebree involving a valve rupture.
“The boil advisory happened this morning, that was, the City of Sebree was working,” Boles said. "They had a valve that ruptured. That’s kind of a separate deal than what this is. When it ruptured, all of a sudden Sebree started losing water, they had to go in a boil water advisory, and that’s when they lost water in the City of Sebree, is when that valve ruptured on Sebree’s system.”
The boil advisory was lifted Thursday morning.