The Richmond Register

November 25, 2012

Boil-water advisory was lifted Sunday afternoon

Register staff report

RICHMOND — The boil-water advisory for customers of Madison County Utilities and the Kirksville Water Association – rural utility districts supplied by Richmond Utilities – was lifted early Sunday afternoon.

The Madison County Emergency Management Agency issued the announcement on its website as well as its mass-notification system that includes email, text messaging and automated phone calls.

The advisory was issued Friday evening after Richmond Utilities suffered waterline breaks on Oakland and Irvine streets. Work on a water tank on the Eastern Bypass prevented the municipal utility from rerouting water and limiting the area under advisory, Superintendent Scott Althauser said.

Richmond Utilities got a clean test report and lifted its advisory early Saturday afternoon. The rural districts had to wait until Richmond obtained a negative test result before they could begin their water tests, which can take up to 24 hours.