Roachdale under boil order until further notice

Friday, May 31, 2013

ROACHDALE -- The Town of Roachdale is under a boil order until further notice.

Utility superintendent Greg Poole contacted the Banner Graphic Friday afternoon, saying the order will remain in place at least through the weekend, as no labs are open to do further water testing.

Poole said the town is enacting the boil order at the directive of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Poole estimated it would be the middle of the week before the order is lifted.

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  • What is a boil order?

    -- Posted by jefferson2011 on Fri, May 31, 2013, at 4:24 PM
  • Why is the town under a boil order?

    -- Posted by dgentry on Fri, May 31, 2013, at 4:27 PM
  • A boil-water advisory or boil-water order is a public health advisory or directive given by government or health authorities to consumers when a community's drinking water is, or could be, contaminated by pathogens.[1]

    Under a boil-water advisory (BWA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that water be brought to a rolling boil for one minute before it is consumed in order to kill protozoa, bacteria and viruses. At altitudes above 2,000 meters, boiling should be extended to 3 minutes.[2]

    -- Posted by dgentry on Fri, May 31, 2013, at 4:38 PM
  • The Town of Roachdale is under a boil water order effectively immediately and until further notice at the request of IDEM. There was a sample from one residence in the town that did not pass the water quality tests. Several other samples around this residence were tested by IDEM and they came back negative. This test was preformed as part of our annual water quality reporting requirements that are preformed throughout the community several times a year. All of these sites are approved by IDEM. I am not aware of nor do I obtain the proper knowledge at this time to comment on exact results of the test. This a precautionary measure suggested by IDEM until further tests can be conducted at the beginning of next week. Due to it being the weekend, and labs being closed, it is undetermined at this time how long the order will be in effect.

    -- Posted by dgentry on Sat, Jun 1, 2013, at 7:34 AM
  • Is Roachdale still under a boil order?

    -- Posted by jliana on Wed, Jun 5, 2013, at 10:54 AM
  • "until further notice".

    -- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Jun 5, 2013, at 11:14 AM
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