Cottage Hill Boil Water Notice Rescinded: Contractor Hit Water Main In McDavid

September 30, 2022


A contractor working in McDavid Tuesday hit a water main causing a water outage for Central Water Works customers from South Century Boulevard to Byrneville Road.

The leak was valved off and water service returned to most customers in the area within the hour.

A precautionary boil water notice is in effect until further notice.

The utility is advising, as a precaution, that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative bottled water may be used.

This precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.

Customers can monitor their phone, texts and emails from Central Water Works, and this story will be updated when the boil water notice is lifted.


6 Responses to “Cottage Hill Boil Water Notice Rescinded: Contractor Hit Water Main In McDavid”

  1. Me on September 29th, 2022 7:43 am

    Which side of hwy 29 is on the boil water notice? Or is it both sides?

  2. Central Water Works Customer on September 28th, 2022 8:44 pm

    Will the “contractor” pay to fix this? Doubtful, since I hear through the grapevine that the water line was not marked by the water company. As a customer/member of the water works you should be asking, “How did this happen?” “Why?”, you ask, because you will be responsible for paying the overtime to the employees responsible for repairing this error.

  3. Dennis on September 28th, 2022 8:30 am

    Chris, slow day finding something to complain about? You made it easy for me today, I only complain about complainers.

  4. fisherman on September 27th, 2022 11:36 pm

    That’s why you have filters.Do not use any ice from ice maker until 24-36 hours after boil water notice has expired.That’s what I’ve done for years and had no problems.

  5. Chris on September 27th, 2022 7:50 pm

    Fence jumper, stay away from complex machinery if you actually have to ask that question.

  6. Fence Jumper on September 27th, 2022 4:26 pm

    How do they recommend you boil the water prior to it going into the ice maker?

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