By NR Staff • 

Amity experiences water line break, repair made

The break caused the city to shut down the system to make the necessary repairs.

“We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience,” City Administrator Larry Layton said in a statement.

Once the repairs had been made, the system was flushed and chlorinated. Public works Superintendent Matt Johnson delivered a sample to a lab Wednesday night. The state requires water to be tested in the event pressure in the lines drops below 20 pounds, which it did in this case.

Residents were instructed to bring their water to a boil, let it boil for one full minute and cool before using. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food in these situations.

The boil water order was issued because the break could have allowed bacteria to enter the water system. Tests taken after the line was repaired confirmed there was no contamination.

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