Water district issues boil water advisory

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By The Staff

All customers of Henry County Water District No. 2 are under a boil water advisory until further notice.

District supervisor Barry Woods said Friday that two 12-inch water mains burst, “almost simultaneously,” Thursday morning at around 9 a.m. He said the boil water advisory could be in effect until after noon on Saturday.

Woods said the order affects anyone who receives their water from the district, including, but not limited to, residents in Henry County, as well as residents in Shelby, Oldham, and parts of Trimble and western Carroll County.

The boil water advisory, he said, he just a precaution in case any contaminants got in the water lines while crews were making repairs.

The district received a number of calls from customers concerned about the water being safe for animals to drink. Woods said animals should be fine, and that the water also is safe to use for bathing as well as washing dishes and laundry.

According to multiple Internet resources, residents under a boil water advisory should boil their water for at least one minute and allow it to cool before drinking or cooking with it.