WALKER – No water boil order was required after a construction crew broke a 12-inch water line in along a main Walker roadway on Thursday, police said.
The broken water main spewed water onto Walker South Road and forced the closure of Pendarvis Lane, which saw some of the heaviest flooding in the city in August.
Capt. John Sharp, Walker police public information officer, said his department received several calls about if a water boil order would be issued due to the drop in water pressure that can occur when a large water line is compromised.
“Because the city’s Water Department was able to quickly isolate the portion of the water line that was damaged, a widespread drop in water pressure significant enough to require a water boil order did not occur,” Sharp said.
“Only three water customers will need to boil their water. Each of the three affected customers has been notified,” he said.
District 4 Volunteer Fire Department washed mud off Walker South Road before Pendarvis Lane as reopened.
Sharp said the water line supplies businesses along Walker South Road and the businesses were affected by the water loss.
Both McDonald’s and Burger King were closed on either side of Pendarvis Lane were closed.
No injuries were reported at the intersection, which has seen steady construction in recent months.