UPDATED City of Bloomington Utilities Repairing Three Water Main Breaks

(BLOOMINGTON) – On Thursday, February 25, City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) crews were dispatched for repairs on four water breaks at 15th and Illinois near Crestmont Park, North Walnut Street on the courthouse square, and Fritz and Saville in the Matlock Heights neighborhood.

These three breaks have been repaired, any water service which was low or off has been restored, and the roads are open with the exception of one lane of N Walnut which will be patched and reopened tomorrow. A fourth break is now also undergoing repair on IU’s campus at E Third St between Highland and Swain. 

This brings the total to twelve breaks since Saturday. Third St is currently restricted to one lane at the S Jordan Ave intersection; motorists are advised to find alternate routes or adjust their speed accordingly when traveling near the work zone.

Water service was shut off then restored for a total of 37 addresses today; those customers are now under a precautionary Boil Water Advisory until 5 p.m. Friday, February 26. Other customers in these areas may have experienced low water pressure, but only those listed on bloomington.in.gov/utilities are under the precautionary Boil Water Advisory.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) requires all public water systems to issue a Boil Water Advisory when the pressure drops below 20 psi in the water main. Those affected should follow the instructions below:   

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) requires all public water systems to issue a Boil Water Advisory when the pressure drops below 20 psi in the water main. Those affected should follow the instructions below:           

  • Immediately after your normal water pressure is restored, run COLD water from a sink or tub until clear water flows from the faucet.
  • Boil all water used for drinking, cooking, and oral hygiene for at least 5 minutes prior to consumption.
  • It is not necessary to boil water for other uses.

Customers who have signed up for the Monroe County Alert will be alerted directly.  Alternatively, CBU customers may refer to the CBU website at bloomington.in.gov/utilities for a list of specific addresses affected.  If you have not signed up for the Monroe County Alert, you may do so at www.co.monroe.in.us and click “Resident Alert Sign Up”. This tool enables CBU and other government offices to provide you with critical information quickly, including tornado warnings and advisories about road closures, missing persons, and evacuations that are specific to your address or the county as a whole. You may register to receive time sensitive messages, via text, email, or home phone, and you may select what types of alerts you would like to receive. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the City of Bloomington Utilities at 812-339-1444.

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