UPDATE (6/11/21): In a 3 p.m. news conference, a Phenix City official said the water main leak that prompted yesterday’s water boil advisory was fixed yesterday by 4 p.m.
Phenix City Utilities Director Charles Woody said in the news conference the water has been tested and deemed safe.
Woody said they will conduct two more tests to insure the water’s safety.
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WRBL) – Phenix City officials are urging residents to boil water for three minutes or use bottled drinking water after a pipe ruptured along Seale Road.
The rupture caused a loss of pressure around 4th Place South and Seale Road south to 20th Ave at 8:30 a.m., according to a news release.
You are urged to boil your water for three minutes and letting it cool before using. You are also advised to discard all stored water, drinks or ice made recently. Only boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food.
The news release warns residents about the dangers from a loss of pressure.
“Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems.”