BENTON, Ill. (AP) — Officials say drinking water is flowing again to several southern Illinois communities after pipe break disrupted service and forced the closing of some schools and businesses.
The Rend Lake Conservancy District says crews completed work on a bypass pipe early Friday at its water plant near Benton. Repairs were finished later Friday on the 36-inch water distribution line that broke Wednesday evening.READ MORE: Police Raid Three Locations Of Parlor Pizza Restaurant
The district provides water to more than 175,000 people in all or part of seven southern Illinois counties. District spokesman Larry Sanders says a boil water order will remain in place until Sunday afternoon.READ MORE: Chicago Hauntings: The Mysteries Of The Couch Mausoleum In Lincoln Park And Who, If Anyone, Is Entombed There
The city of Marion ordered the Thursday afternoon closing of all hotels, restaurants, hair salons, bakeries and bars. Johnson City and Carterville ran out of water, forcing the closure of some schools.MORE NEWS: Chicago Hauntings: A History Of Axe Murder At The Liar's Club Is Associated With Some Spooky Sights And Sounds
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