For the second time in less than a week, the Village of Strasburg in Shelby County has issued a boil order.
This is the Village of Strasburg’s third boil order since the start of the month of May.
According to Linda Oakley, Village Clerk for Strasburg, the Village is currently in the process of overhauling its old water system and replacing the old pipes with new, fresh pipes. However several times now, the construction crews tasked with putting in the new pipes have accidentally struck and caused a leak in the still in use water system. This has caused the Village to issue multiple Boil Orders to protect citizens while the leaks are fixed.
Oakley is hopeful the boil order could be lifted as soon as Thursday.
All residents of the village of Strasburg, and those residents in Shelby County who rely on the Village of Strasburg for their water supply, 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. Stay tuned to the Miller Media Group of Stations for updates.