Water line repair problems in Bland leads to boil order

Roxie Murphy
Staff Writer

BLAND — Bland residents were without water Monday and on a boil order until further notice because a water main fix didn’t hold.

 According to the city of Bland’s Facebook page, managed by City Clerk Rachel Anderson, residents were still without water at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 17, even though the water was supposed to be returned by noon. 

Citizens were advised to check with city hall, the city’s Facebook page or at the Bland Corner Market for news about the water service.

As of noon Tuesday, Anderson posted that the public works director had taken a water test to Jefferson City that morning. The city expected to have results by early today (Wednesday).

“As long as the test results are good, the boil order would be lifted at that time,” Anderson wrote. “We will notify the public via Facebook and public notice bulletins at city hall, the post office and Bland Corner Market as soon as we know.”

Scheduled maintenance Sept. 17 to shut off the city’s water supply and make repairs on a leaking water main failed. Residents were advised to expect a boil order regardless of the fix until the water could be tested.

The leak was located on the north side of Highway A, east of Lyford Street.