Boil order in Collinsville lifted days after water main break

Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 5:38 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 20, 2022 at 2:32 PM CDT
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COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV) - Water has been restored in Collinsville after a water main break Thursday.

Around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, The break was reported on a 20″ main line coming out of the Collinsville Water Plant. Public Works Director Dennis Kress estimated that it would be repaired Wednesday morning. As a result, a boil order was put in place, but it was lifted Saturday afternoon. Residents are being asked to clean their ice makers and flush their water lines.

“Right now, we’re just now getting down to the problem. We suspect we’ll have the repairs done in the next eight to 12 hours or as soon as we can,” Kress said. “Our crews will be on scene until we get the water back on.”

The Collinsville School District has determined they will have school and will bring in drinking water for the first day of school.