Wednesday afternoon about 3:45 we got an email telling us the seminary campus had a water line break and all water to the campus would be shut off until it was fixed. We were lucky that day because we were in Collinsville so that Dale could help with Ash Wednesday services. We'd planned to spend the night and most of Thursday over there so having no water did not affect us. This break was part of the campus water line not the city's or Missouri American Water so it was up to the seminary to see that the work was done. I wasn't around so I don't know who exactly did the work, most likely we brought in some outside people, but I do know it was quite the break.
However, by 8-ish that night we got another email saying that the work was finished and the water was back on. Good news for everyone here that it was completed fairly quickly. But here is a question for water line experts.
When the water line broke recently in front of our house in Collinsville after the work was done everyone on our street got a notice that we must boil our water until further notice. For whatever reason this is always done in Collinsville when a water main breaks and water is shut off. But here, no such notice or email about boiling water.
I wonder why. When Ferdie and I got back here last night the first thing I did was fill his water bowl and then after he'd gulped some down I realized that maybe I shouldn't have given him water until I found out for sure about its safety. Why would one municipality always have a boil notice and another not?