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asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd February, 2020

Is it safe to shower after a water main break?

– You can safely shower, clean, do laundry or water plants without boiling the water, as long as you are not ingesting the water. – Once the repair is complete PWD will test the water for bacteria at multiple locations to make sure the water is safe. This test takes 18-24 hours after the water main is repaired.

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In respect to this, can you shower with a water main break?

– Normal water main breaks can be repaired under pressure and do not require a boil water order. – You can safely shower, clean, do laundry or water plants without boiling the water, as long as you are not ingesting the water.

why do you have to boil water after water main break? Typically, we issue a Boil Water Advisory after a water main break repair, small or widespread loss of pressure in our water system, or a natural disaster. In some cases, our crews can repair a water main while maintaining adequate pressure to prevent contamination from entering the water distribution system.

Accordingly, is it safe to use water after a water main break?

Sometimes, though not always, there may be discoloration of water for a period of time after a water main break is repaired. This is due to sediment that may be stirred up by the shifting water flow. The water is safe to use and drink.

How long do water main breaks take to fix?

A simple water main repair can be completed in six to eight hours, but large or complicated repairs may take several days to a week.

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