Water main break still impacts water supply, roads

Water main break still impacts water supply, roads



The City of Pullman said residents within the yellow area may need to boil their water until Tuesday although the map is an estimate, not an exact representation of the main water break’s impact.

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor

After Saturday’s water main break downtown, residents who are within the affected area should continue to boil water before drinking it until Tuesday if they are experiencing low water pressure or discoloration, according to a City of Pullman Twitter post

 As a safety precaution, city crews have increased the amount of chlorine in Pullman’s water, according to the City of Pullman website

For residents who are driving downtown, Grand Avenue and Center Street are reopened but may still be rough for their vehicles. The city is looking into repaving options, according to the City of Pullman post. 

While the city crews have restored water service and reopened the roads, the water main break left six blocks near Sunnyside Hill without water on Saturday night, according to the website. 

The break affected 7 feet of older pipe across from the fire station and drained water from the Charlie Brown reservoir. The James Place reservoir was also “impacted,” but both water sources were replenished, according to the website.