After two water main breaks occurred over the weekend in Taylorville, crews spent most of the weekend working on repairs, and things are back to normal on Tuesday morning. David Speagle, Water Superintendent, says that crews worked overnight, but got things repaired. He said while it’s normal for one water main to break, it’s rare for there to be two.
All boil orders for Taylorville have been lifted as well.
Speagle thanked his distribution crew for all their hard work and dedication to getting the job done.
Speagle says the upcoming snowstorms shouldn’t be a big issue for the water mains, as they act like an insulation blanket against the cold.
The city of Taylorville operates a 4 million gallon per day treatment facility that provides water to nearly 18,000 residents in Taylorville and its surrounding communities.