WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (January 20, 2020) Indiana American Water has lifted the boil water advisory affecting nearly 8,700 customers in the high-pressure zone of the water distribution system in West Lafayette, Ind. The precautionary boil water advisory was issued on Sunday afternoon after a loss of pressure caused by equipment malfunction at a tank site in the area.
Water sample results confirmed there was no contamination present in the distribution system. Indiana American Water customers in the affected areas no longer need to boil their tap water.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) mandates precautionary boil advisories to ensure high-quality water in the event water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch (psi) in any part of a distribution system. According to company officials, boil advisories are issued as a precaution with the customers’ best interests in mind.
Additional information on boil water alerts is available at http://bit.ly/2xLjq53..
About American Water
Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 1.3 million people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.