Perry Water Works Superintendent Hank Schmidt issued the following public notice this morning:
Effective immediately, a precautionary boil water notice (PBWN) is in effect for Perry Water Works customers residing in: The North Central portion of the City of Perry. The areas affected are:
- North Street between Fourth and Eighth streets,
- Fourth Street between North Street and Park streets and
- Fifth Street between North Street and Park streets.
Water service to your residence or business was interrupted or affected due to a water main break on North Street near Eighth Street.
Perry Water Works employees have made the water main repairs and have flushed the lines in the area.
Although precautions were taken during the repairs, residents are advised that there is a possibility of discolored water, air, debris and harmful microbes in the water.
As a precaution, residents are advised to boil water for one minute at a rolling boil before using the water for drinking or cooking purposes.
Bacteriological sampling is underway to ensure that the water is again safe to consume. This advisory will be lifted as soon as possible.
If you experience discolored water, air or debris in the water, you are advised to flush the home’s plumbing by running water from all the faucets for a few minutes until the water clears up. The water should still be boiled before used for drinking or cooking even after the plumbing has been flushed. If you experience low water pressure, please notify the Water Works at 515-465-2562.