The City of Petrolia has issued a boil order for its municipal water supply after a series of water main breaks left residents without water Wednesday.
City crews work most of the day to repair three water main breaks, forcing the people of Petrolia to do without. Petrolia ISD released students at 11:45 Wednesday morning due to the lack of water at school facilities. The water was back on by 4:30 p.m.
The city hired a contractor to repair the largest break, located at the intersection of Walnut and Hugo streets. City crews repaired main breaks on Hwy. 79 and on Perkins Street.
Because the breaks caused pressure in lines to drop and depleted the water tower, residents must boil their water before drinking or cooking. The order is in effect for a period of 24 hours.