Saturday afternoon, a contractor working on North University Avenue ruptured a major water distribution line operated by the City of Lubbock.

According to city officials, water service has been interrupted to residents and businesses in an area along North University Avenue, north of Loop 289 including the Hillcrest Country Club subdivision and X-FAB.

Public Works crews are working to isolate the damaged pipe area and to start repairs as soon as possible.

Just after 9:45 p.m. Saturday night, the City of Lubbock announced the issuing of a Boil Water Notice for the area affected in North Lubbock. As water service returns to the affected area, the city is asking utility customers to boil any water used for drinking, cooking or hand washing until further notice.

For the affected area in North Lubbock city officials state it could take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to make repairs and have water service restored.


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