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Water advisory issued for North Twin Falls

Posted at 4:43 PM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 18:43:02-05

Officials have issued an advisory for city water users in North Twin Falls, which affects users north of Addison Avenue from the east city limits to the west city limits. They say this is a precautionary measure, following a water line break Friday morning.

About 9:30 a.m. Friday, contractors working on the Cheney Drive Extension Project struck a water main near the intersection of North College Road and Frontier Road, said a news release posted on the Twin Falls city website. The waterline break is continuing to lose a significant amount of water, which is causing reduced water pressure to residents and businesses in north Twin Falls, the post said.

City workers on the scene are working to use a system of waterline valves to isolate the ruptured line and restore water pressure to residents.

The city says it will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates to the public.

An advisory is a precautionary measure, which encourages water users to boil drinking water, drink bottled water, and use a certified filtration unit for drinking water.

Officials say water is safe for all other uses, and does not require boiling or treatment

Updates on the situation will be posted on the city’s website at www.tfid.org.