EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) – The water has been turned back on for hundreds of homes in East Liverpool after a main break Thursday night.
Crews had to dig up the road to fix a water line break on Fourth Street.
City Council member John Mercer said old pipes are to blame for the break. He said the city is working on updating its infrastructure.
The intersection of Fourth and Washington is in the middle of a huge repaving and revitalization project.
“They’re probably about 100 years old or maybe more than 100 years old. Our infrastructure is dated… New water lines will be going in, and then we’re replacing all the brick, so it will be nice once it’s finished. We’re putting in new switches, shutoff valves and a whole new main,” Mercer said.
The city says the pipes could be updated as soon as next month.
A boil water advisory remains in effect for the following locations:
- W. 4th Street from Jackson Street to Market Street
- E. 4th Street from Market Street to Elm Street
- E. 5th Street from Market Street to Penn Avenue
- Market Street from W. 4th Street to W. 5th Street
- Ravine Street, Lower Thompson, Broadway south of E. 5th Street, some portions of Walnut, College and Elm Street, 2nd Street, 3rd Street
- Any other customers who lost water service or loss of pressure
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