Emergency repair of water leak will require a three hour shut down

Late-night temporary city water service shut down for a section of U.S. Highway 165 North tonight

Monroe Water System Manager Sean Benton states “The City of Monroe understands the value of water service and strives to provide the best service possible to our residents and businesses. As a result, in order to perform a rapid emergency repair to a leaking 16-inch waterline located on the south side of U.S. Highway165N near Power Church at the Forsythe Extension. The City of Monroe Water Distribution Department, along with the project contractor will be shutting down that segment of the line heading north of Highway 165 at 11 pm tonight. City of Monroe customers in the 165 North area between Forsythe Extension and CenturyLink will experience temporary low to no pressure for up to three hours total.

To have the least amount of impact on residents and businesses, the emergency repair work and temporary shutdown of water service has been scheduled to take place starting tonight (October 15) at 11pm through 2am Wednesday morning (October 16) at a time when residents are most likely sleeping and when businesses are closed. The total expected time without water service is 3 hours.”

When water service is restored at or before 3 am Wednesday, October 16, a precautionary boil water notice will be in effect to all affected customers. We anticipate sending out a recension of this required boil water notice Thursday afternoon, October 17, 2019, once all required test results have been returned.

For any additional questions or concerns please contact the City of Monroe Water System at 318-329-2321.