Sunday Line Break Leaves Waverly Without Water

The entire Village of Waverly is without water following a water line break beneath Canal Park, Sunday evening. Crews are being brought in to make the repairs. It's estimated that the line could be repaired by late Monday night.

"We had a pretty big leak in one of our main 12 inch lines that services the city," said Aaron Buckler, Superintendent for the Waverly Water Treatment Facility. "It's in a creek crossing that's pretty difficult to get to. We had to drain the system and right now we're working on getting a backhoe in there so we can make the repair."

The village is currently operating under a water boil advisory. Buckler says the advisory will likely remain in effect until sometime this Wednesday, but could be extended if necessary.

"We have to collect routine bacteria samples because of the alert and those samples have to sit for 24 hours once collected. Once that 24 hour period expires, we read the samples and if they're clear we lift the advisory. If they're not clear, we have to resample and wait another 24 hours."

In the meantime, officials are working to bring a water hauler in to supply residents with clean fresh water. Once that happens, residents will be able to fill jugs with water at the village water department. 

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