BROOKFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – A water line break in Brookfield Township Tuesday is causing problems Thursday, and beyond.
A Trumbull County santiation official told WKBN Thursday that residents of Brookfield and Hubbard Townships should continue to boil their water for two to three minutes before using it for consumption. The boil alert is expected to last at least until Friday morning but could last longer.
The official said that water samples with potentially harmful materials in them led to the extension of the alert.
It took crews four hours to fix the break on state Route 7.
“When you’ve got a lot of water in the ditches, you really can’t tell whether it is a water line blown or rain water,” Tom Elder, operator in charge, said.
Crews from the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer’s Office spent five hours Tuesday morning searching for the break, which they finally found about 9 a.m. Douglas Potter with Continental Leak Detection helped find the problem along state Route 7 between Stewart Sharon Road and state Route 82.
“Searched around the community until I could hear the leak with my listening device and I put them on the leak,” Potter said.
The pipe had a 3-foot section broken off.