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Boil Water Notice issued for some LaGrange County residents

LaGrange, Ind. – A Boil Water Notice has been issued for residents of La Grange, Indiana.

The Boil Water Notice affects those living on U.S. 20 between Sherman Street and Mountain Street.

At approximately 11 a.m. on Dec. 11, a utility company punctured the water main which caused the water system to lose pressure.

As the system lost pressure, it increased the chance of untreated water with harmful microbes entering the water supply.

“Harmful microbes in drinking water can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms and may post a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. These symptoms are not just caused by microbes in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist you should seek medical advice, ” according to the notice.

Water department crews are working to repair the water main.

Residents are advised to boil water over the next 3-5 days until the issue is resolved.

Officials say bottled or boiled water should be used for preparing food, brushing teeth, washing dishes or making ice. 

The public will be informed when tests confirm there is no longer a need to boil water.

The LaGrange Town Manager can be contacted for additional details at 260-336-3182.

Water Superintendent Mark Miller can be reached at 260-499-0179.

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