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Boil order issued for Jay Village district

[Update - 10:30 p.m.] A boil water order has been issued for Jay Village Water District customers until further notice. The order impacts customers north of the Subway restaurant on Route 4. Specifically, this includes customers on the following streets: Main Street, Riley Road, Intervale Road, Bridge Street, Smith Street, Stone Street, Oak Street, Bryant Drive, Pinewood Drive, Knoll Circle, Allen Street, Chick A Dee Avenue, Skyline Drive, Belmont Drive, Summit Circle, Lambert Street, Commercial Way, Androscoggin Lane, Jay Plaza Lane and Park Way.

District employees and outside consultants will be working through the night to locate and fix the break. Once repaired, water samples will be taken to a laboratory in Augusta to ensure that it is safe.

According to Superintendent Mike Wells, affected customers should boil water for one minute. That includes water that they plan to drink, use to brush their teeth and make ice cubes. After the water is boiled, it can be put in the refrigerator.

[Update - 4:30 p.m.] The Jay Village Water District has not been able to determined the precise location of the break in its lines, Town Manager Shiloh LaFreniere said Monday afternoon, and intends to try to locate the leak tomorrow morning.

LaFreniere said that the break had been determined to be somewhere along Route 4, between the Subway sandwich shop and the Route 140 intersection. However, the precise location has remained unclear, in part due to the noise from passing street traffic. The district intends to bring in outside contractors and district employees at 2:30 a.m., when traffic and noise is reduced, to located the break.

An additional valve will then be installed to further isolate the line and the leak will be addressed.

Customers south of Subway will see their water restored shortly, but the water will remain off for those north of that point until the break is found and repaired.

The issue resulted in Spruce Mountain Elementary School students not having school Monday.

JAY - A water break was reported in the Jay Village Water District last night, with district personnel working to identify the leak.

Town Manager Shiloh LaFreniere reported the break just after 9 p.m. Sunday evening. Monday morning, the district was isolating valves to determine the location of the leak.

More information will be shared as it becomes available.

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  1. I would like to know what water we are suppose to boil???