The Village of Strasburg is under a boil order for at least the next 24 hours.
The Village announced the boil order Tuesday morning following a construction accident. According to Strasburg Village Clerk Linda Oakley, the village is currently in the process of replacing a water line in the south side of town. Oakley says the construction crew accidentally struck an adjacent water line causing a leak.
Oakley believes the leak from the water line will be fixed by the early afternoon on Tuesday, and after that point water will be taken to Matoon for testing to determine if the water is safe for consumption and when the boil order can be lifted.
Oakley hopes the boil order, which is in affect for all Strasburg village residents, as well as any country residents reliant on the Village’s water supply, could be lifted within the next 36 hours.
All residents of the village of Strasburg are urged to boil their water used for drinking and cooking purposes for five minutes before using. For more information you can call Strasburg Village Hall at 217-644-3007.