(BLOOMINGTON) – On Monday, February 22, City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) crews were dispatched to complete emergency repairs on four water main breaks: 6th and Grant streets downtown, Allen and Lincoln streets in Bryan Park neighborhood, St James and Forrester streets in Hyde Park neighborhood, and Old State Road 37 and Fairfax Road.
Motorists are advised to find alternate routes or adjust their speed accordingly when traveling near the work zone.
Water service was shut off for some addresses in those vicinities; those customers are now under a precautionary Boil Water Advisory. Unless otherwise notified, the precautionary Boil Water Advisory will be lifted 24 hours after water service is restored. As addresses are confirmed, they will be listed at bloomington.in.gov/utilities. Only those addresses which lost water service 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:
- 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.