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Boil water advisory issued after water main break on city’s south side

UPDATE: Franciscan Health tells News 8 their water service was restored at 11:30 a.m. According to Citizens Energy Group’s outage map, an estimated 93 services remained affected as of 1:20 p.m.

A precautionary boil water advisory remains in effect until testing can be completed Monday morning.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Crews from Citizens Energy Group are working to repair a water main break on the city’s south side.

According to the company, a 16-inch water main break occurred at Stop 11 and Emerson Avenue just before 10 a.m. Saturday. Franciscan Health is located at the intersection.

Joe Stuteville, a spokesperson for the hospital, said at 11 a.m. Saturday the water supply from Citizens Energy Group had been out for about an hour. Stuteville said the hospital has thousands of bottles of water stocked and more that could be delivered for these situations. Health care workers are being urged to use the bottled water judiciously while crews work to fix the problem.

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A spokesperson for Citizens Energy Group said restoring water to the hospital is a top priority and the cause of the break is under investigation.

Crews are on site to repair the break. Customers should expect low water pressure or no water while crews work to fix the issue.

According to the company’s outage map, 173 services have been affected and repairs could take up to eight hours.

No other details have been released.

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