UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory Lifted In Aurora, Dillsboro, Hogan Twp.
By Mike Perleberg
Update posted Sunday, August 31 7:46 p.m.:
Water utility companies in Aurora, Dillsboro, and Hogan Township all lifted their boil water advisories at around 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Customers can return to normal use of water.
Update posted at Friday, August 29 9:19 a.m.:
Water utilities in the Town of Dillsboro and Hogan Township have also implemented water boiling advisories until further notice.
Original story posted Friday, August 29 at 7:41 a.m.:
(Aurora, Ind.) – Customers of Aurora Utilities are being warned that there is a boil water advisory.
The advisory was issued by the utility at around 7:00 a.m. Friday in consultation with the Indiana Department of Environmental management, says Aurora Utilities superintendent Randy Turner.
The boil water advisory is necessary because of a failed E-coli test at the company’s wells.
“Customers, especially anyone with a compromised immune system, infants, or elderly, are advised to boil water for one minute before using. This precaution is being recommended for safety, while the problem is being corrected,” Turner says.
The advisory remains in effect until further notice.
Customers with questions can contact Aurora Utilities at (812) 221-0823.
I would appreciate getting a phone call when this happens. We are just finding about this now. We shouldn't have to look up the radio station to see if we can drink our water. Why can't they contact the emergency system and give phone calls? This is wrong that a small town cares that little for the residents.
I would like to know how come the news wasn't informed to talk about it so the people in these area would know about. I was drinking water all morning and didn't find out about it until around 1. Thank God for neighbors.
I'm happy the boil advisory was lifted at 10:15 AM sunday. How about some information like running open water lines for 15 minutes or so to wash out any possible contamination in the lines that is already there. A better communication would be appreciated .
If I hadn't seen this eagle article I might not have known anything at all about boiling water to use normally.
It seems that this is a perfect example of a big problem in emergency communication procedures in our county. Why is there not some sort of Community electronic sign on Route 50, at the least, that gives community information like this? Then everyone driving by could have seen it. I have a 12 week old baby here with diarrhea now, who drank that water with his formula for over 24 hours before I just happened to look on Eagle Country's website and saw the notice.
While I'm not sure if he got sick from our water or not, it would have been nice to know in time to take precautions.
I know Eagle 99.3 usually doesn't post on weekends, but I would think someone at the station could put something on here for those people that do check the online news .
Also E Coli isa type of fecal coliform bacteria commonly found in the intestines of animals and humans. The presence of E. coli in water is a strong indication of recent sewage or animal waste contamination. So a broken pipe is highly unlikely to cause E coli contamination unless there are other factors we have not been made aware of.
I'm curious as to how long E coli has been present in our water before it was noticed. Have my kids, my wife and myself been drinking this contaminated water for days? Weeks? Months? I seriously hope the water is tested for this type of scenario quite frequently.
Why isn't the public more informed on the status of this stupid problem? Seems to me like someone dropped the ball!!
Failed E-coli tests at company wells have to be result of more than broken line
The public should be made better aware of possible toxic tap water other than boil advisory until further notice
I heard there was nothing in the water there was just a water main brake and they fixed it and there was some dirt in the lines
Just found this out at 11:00pm. Been drinking it all day! Now our filtration system is compromised as well as our ice maker.
Why is it that that 80% of Hogan Water is supplied by Aurora Utilities and they are not under a boil water advisory?
When my wife called down to ask them how come no one told about this. They said well we did post it on the front door.
What kind of answer is that?
I even called channel 12 and they told that, They were called but not until around 12. They found out around 7.
@BelleCavana I totally agree!!
@Nolemming Please do take him to ER or doctor it's very harmful for babies!!!!
@JaniceCade Haven't heard anything yet.