Some Leesburg residents should boil water Tues. and Wed. this week (updated)
UPDATE: The boil water alert has been rescinded by the City of Leesburg
LEESBURG – City water customers in about 900 homes got a nasty surprise Saturday night when their taps went dry. Repair crews had to be dispatched to fix a water main break in the system connecting to the water tower on North College Street between West Main and High streets.
The city issued a boil-water alert for the homes and businesses in a 15-block radius. City officials recommended boiling water for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes. Water should be boiled for at least one minute after it reaches the roiling stage.
The affected area extends from north 13th Street to Thomas Avenue (east to west), and from Center Street between West Main and High streets.
Affected streets include: Butler Street, Camella Drive, Center Street, Flora Street, Gardenia Drive, High Street, Jasmine Way, Jobbins Drive, Lone Oak Drive, Montclair Road, North 13th, North 14th Street, North 15th Street, North Chester Street, North College Street, North Lone Oak Drive, North Moss Street, North Truett Street, Oak Avenue, Sandy Oaks Circle, Seminole Drive, South Chester Street, South College Street, South Lone Oak Drive, South Moss, South Oakland Street, South Truett, Tanglewood Drive, Thomas Avenue, Vine Street, West Line Street, West Main Street and Westside Drive.
Meanwhile, across town, the city is also issuing a boil water notice for residents in the Radio Road area. Crews have scheduled repairs on a leaky valve in that area starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Repairs are expected to be completed by 3 p.m.
The boil water alert will be in effect for two days after repairs are completed. Alerts are commonly made when water pressure drops significantly.
Areas affected by Tuesday’s shutdown include: Chelea Park subdivision, Emerald Pond Loop and subdivision, Fairhaven Court, Garden Drive, Joanies Run Division, Kaylee Way, Oakmont Subdivision, Patrick Drive, Pink Azalea Drive, Pleasure View Drive, Quail Pointe subdivision, Rockdale Drive, Secret Hills Drive, Shadewood Circle, Silverlake Community Church, Silver Pine Drive, Silverwood Subdivision, Stone Gate subdivision, Summit Square Drive and Treadway School Road.
There were some complaints on Facebook that city crews did not knock on every door Saturday with the alert.