LEWISTON – On Friday evening, L.O.I.D. experienced two domestic mainline breaks: one on Thain Road and the other at 8th Street and Linden. Field crews have reduced the outflow to a manageable rate and will begin mainline replacement to resolve the issue.
There could be water across the road at both locations until repair is made. L.O.I.D. crews will be working in the vicinity of both breaks, the public is asked to consider an alternative route.
Although this has been managed without an increase in water velocity, there is still a chance for discolored water to be present in the domestic water system.
Once the repair is completed, customers who are experiencing discolored water are asked to run cold water preferably at the lowest point in their house, in the tub, or the kitchen sink for 5-10 minutes. If the water does not clear, please wait between 30-60 minutes and repeat flushing your lines.