O’FALLON – The City of O’Fallon issued a press release at 8:40 p.m. indicating that while crews have managed to find and isolate the break in a water main that has caused more than 40,000 people to be without water, they have no timetable for when service will be restored.
“As of 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017, crews from the City of O’Fallon have been able to successfully identify and isolate the break in the water main and begun repairs. We are not yet able to provide a timeframe for when the repairs will be completed and water service will be restored.
At 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017, the City of O’Fallon’s water system was temporarily shut down to make emergency repairs to a water main at the intersection of Highway 50 and Mark Drive. After the break is repaired, water service will be restored to all O’Fallon water customers and the entire system will be on a boil order.
We will provide more information when it becomes available.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact O’Fallon Public Works at 618-624-4500 x 3, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Emergency and after-hours contact number: 618-624-4545.”
The O’Fallon Weekly received a call at 6:15 p.m. from the city’s Code RED system indicating the water system was down.