Boil alert on Norwalk's west side

Cary Ashby • Feb 2, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Norwalk resident Daphne Nelson woke up Saturday to find there was no running water at her house.

“We get up about 8 (a.m.) and we didn’t have any water,” said the woman who lives on Carriage Court, a cul-de-sac located off Valley Park Drive on the city’s west side.

Between 30 minutes and an hour later, her water was back on.

“But (there are) signs outside on our corner (that) say we are under a boil alert. Still trying to figure out what happened,” Nelson wrote to the Reflector.

She discovered the wooden sign when she was coming back to her house. Otherwise, she said it’s possible she might not have seen it.

The sign about the boil alert indicated it covered Carriage Court to the corner of Jefferson Street.

Firefighters were called to 214 Jefferson St. at 4:34 a.m. Saturday after a resident heard a noise, and they determined a water main had broken.

Nelson did some research by checking the website for the city of Norwalk and Huron County. However, neither of the sites indicated any boil alerts.

At the request of the Reflector, Nelson checked to see what the status of the sign was.

“The sign is still sitting out there,” said the woman, who checked just before 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Norwalk Police Department hadn’t received any information about boil alerts in the city. A dispatcher, after being alerted by the Reflector, sent an officer to the area Sunday, but he didn’t see any signs of construction.

Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan confirmed Sunday there was a boil alert, which was caused by a water main break.

“There have been a lot,” he said. “When you get this kind of weather, that happens.

“We’re going from one to another. They’re getting to them as soon as they can,” the mayor added.

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