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City of Pullman issues boil water order following water main break

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PULLMAN, Wash. -

The City of Pullman has issued a precautionary boil water order following an early morning water main break Tuesday. At about 4:15 a.m., a 12-inch water main located in Grand Ave. near Dissmore's ruptured and several hundred thousands gallons of water was released. Two reservoirs in the city's system were drained and parts of the system were completely without water. City crews isolated the break and a private contractor is making repairs.

In the meantime, the city says as a precaution to avoid the risk of illness due to contamination, businesses and homes located on College Hill and Military Hill who are on the city water system should boil their water or use bottled water until further notice.  That is for water that will be used for drinking, brushing teeth, preparing food, making ice and washing dishes, or use bottled water until further notice. To kill germs, heat water to a brisk boil for one minute and allow the water to cool before using.

The city says it will post updates on its website http://www.pullman-wa.gov

Residents of the affected area are reminded to limit all water usage for the next 24 hours to help fill the water tanks faster. Expect discolored water while the system is returning to normal.

The city says it anticipates the problem will be resolved by Thursday, April 21.

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