Water main break in Hendricks County affects dozens of homes, prompts boil water order

Crews at scene on May 3, 2017

LIZTON, Ind. – A water main break in the Brownsburg/Lizton area left dozens without water early Wednesday and forced the closure of some schools in the community.

According to Citizens Energy Group, the water main break happened around 2 a.m. and affects East 450 North from High Drive to North 500 East.

As a result, Tri-West High School and Tri-West Middle School are closed Wednesday. Superintendent Richard King said elementary schools are closed as well. The break is disrupting water service to about 60 area homes and businesses in the area, a spokesman for the utility said.

The outage includes the neighborhoods of Tilden Terrace and High Acres. The Summer Ridge West subdivision will also be affected. The Pittsboro Police Department said the city would be without water for up to 12 hours.

Citizens Energy issued a precautionary boil water order for about 200 customers south of Lizton. The town of Pittsboro has issued the same order for all of their water customers.

Customers impacted by the boil order include those living in an area bounded by County Roads 800N, 450N, 573E and State Street in Lizton (State Route 39).

When water service is restored to Lizton and Pittsboro, customers are advised to boil their drinking water for three minutes and allow to cool prior to consumption. The advisory is in effect for 36 hours, or until about 12 a.m. Friday morning.

Citizens customers with questions should call (317) 924-3311. Pittsboro customers with questions should call (317) 892-3326.

Citizens Energy expected repairs to be completed by Wednesday night.