bottled waterUPDATE: HENDERSON, Ky. (4/16/19) — The boil water advisory issued for portions of Henderson Sunday has been lifted, city officials reported today.

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UPDATE: HENDERSON, Ky. (4/15/19) — Henderson Water Utility crews are completing work on a major water main break near the intersection of S. Green St and Vine Street.

The leak was on a 20-inch water main that serves large areas of Henderson, including the East End, Corporate Park, Sand Lane and areas to the south and east of downtown. The section of leaking water main was completely isolated, and pressure was quickly restored in the water system, officials reported. However, due to a drop of pressure in some areas, a boil water advisory was issued for the area from Clay Street to Drury Lane, and from the Ohio River to KY 2084 (Old Highway 41 South). 

Utility officials advise residents affected to boil water for human consumption or cooking for at least five minutes. Unboiled water can be safely used for bathing.

Today, crews are attempting to complete the repair, but a repair collar has developed a small leak, city officials reported. Additional parts are being assembled and installed this morning. If this work successfully stops the leakage, the area immediately downstream from the leak will be flushed and the entire system will be back in service.

Regulations require the city to perform tests for bacteria in the water after the leak is completely repaired, and those tests require at least 18 hours to complete. At this point, the city expects the boil advisory to be lifted sometime Tuesday morning.

For more information, contact Henderson Water Utility at (270) 826-2421, or visit hkywater.org.

Affected areas include:

Henderson Corporate Park – Commonwealth Drive
S. Main Street – Drury Lane to Clay St.
East End – Clay Street to Atkinson Street to Sand Lane to Green Street
Canoe Creek Subdivision
Lakeland Subdivision
Fair Acres Apartments
Chapelwood Apartments
Burchwood Subdivision
Woodland Apartments
Cottages of Henderson

Local schools impacted are Jefferson Elementary, South Middle School and South Heights Elementary.

SurfKY News

 

HENDERSON, Ky. (4/14/19) — Henderson Water Utility crews are working on a major water main break near the intersection of South Green and Vine streets this evening.

A boil water advisory has been issued for residents in Henderson’s east end, Corporate Park, Sand Lane and areas south and east of downtown Henderson, city officials reported. City workers were called to the site around 5 p.m.

A 20-inch water main is being repaired, prompting city officials to issue the boil water alert, from Clay Street to Drury Lane and the Ohio River to Kentucky 2084 (old U.S. 41-S).

The advisory will be in effect for at least 24 hours. Officials ask residents to boil water before consuming. Henderson's east end also experienced a major power outage Friday night after a large tree fell across power lines.

Nick Risley
SurfKY News Reporter

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