Louisville Water Company lifts boil water advisory in Shelby Park, water restored to homes

Louisville Water Company lifts boil water advisory in Shelby Park, water restored to homes
The Dec. 12 break sent millions of gallons of water into the street and homes.
(Source: WAVE 3 News)
(Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville Water Company lifted a Boil Water Advisory for some 4,000 customers after the Shelby Park main break.

The advisory was issued after a 48-inch main broke near Oak and Jackson Streets, flooding surrounding areas and decreasing water pressure around the city.

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"Water quality tests confirm that the water is safe to drink," LWC said in a statement. "Please note, if your refrigerator has an automatic ice machine, allow the receptacle to fill twice and discard the ice. If you have a chilled water line on your refrigerator door, allow it to run for approximately one minute before using the water."

By 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, water was also restored to the nearly 30 homes that lost service during the break.

LWC officials say they are now focusing on repairing the 48-inch main.

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"We are working to secure the area around the pipe and then we'll cut out the section that broke," spokeswoman Kelley Dearing-Smith told us in a press release. "It will take several days to replace the section, disinfect the new section of pipe and fill it with water."

Work is expected to take into next week.

Traffic will continue to be detoured around the intersection of Clay and Oak Streets.

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