ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com)-- A water main break erupted in Alton, Illinois on Saturday and was repaired and then another main break only feet away erupted on Sunday.

The first water main break was reported on 9th Street between Market and Martin Luther King Dr. Another water main break happened 30 feet away from the original main break on Sunday. 

Illinois American Water said both water main breaks have been repaired but 9th Street in that area remains closed until the pavement is restored. 

As a result, a boil order was issued for about 50 residents using the water line. The boil order should be lifted on Monday. Illinois American Water called and notified those affected. 

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