Repairs Finish Up On Battle Creek Water Main, More Water Discoloration Possible
That water main break that resulted in a Battle Creek wide boil water advisory has now been fixed and turned back on.
The City of Battle Creek says Monday that the 30-inch water transmission line is expected to be turned on back to normal by mid-day Tuesday; it’s possible that customers might experience minor water pressure variations, and some customers on the City’s northeast side north of Columbia Ave. might experience discolored water.
The discoloration is the result of a temporary backflow of the water in the main when it was broken, and the main sitting off for over a week, that caused rust to be stirred up. Hydrant flushing will be done to help lessen the discoloration problem.
The City says, however, that boiling water should not be necessary.
The water main break occurred February 19, where crews working on a substation near the Verona Pumping Station accidentally broke the line. This resulted in a boil water advisory being issued for every customer on City of Battle Creek water for a little over 24 hours, while tests were carried out to make sure no contaminants entered the system.