Water Main Break Affects Thousands of Residents in Anna

Service restored, Boil Water Notice remains in place for the time being

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    After a rough morning without water because of a severed water main Wednesday night, some residents in Anna once again have water but now they're under a boil order.

    A water main break Wednesday night in Anna left thousands without water.

    The water main near E. White Street and S. Powell Parkway was ruptured at about 6 p.m. by a construction crew working in the area. The break occured as a contractor was working on a project to widen the road.

    The city manager in Anna says water went out for all residents as a result of the break. The population of Anna is approximately 9,500. 

    Anna Without Water; Main Severed

    [DFW] Anna Without Water; Main Severed
    The city of Anna's 9,300 residents are without water or have low water pressure after a construction crew severed a water main Wednesday night.

    As of 9 a.m. Thursday, the city said the main line had been repaired and that the system was being "recharged" to give full water pressure to homes in the area.

    At 11:30 a.m. Thursday, water service had been restored, though all customers remain under a Boil Water Notice at this time.

    The city of Anna posted the statement below on its website shortly after the break alerting residents about the incident.

    A water main break just occurred that is affecting a large service area. There are isolated water outages and low water pressure throughout the city. Water will remain off until the break is isolated and repaired. City crews are working to resolve the water main break as quickly as possible. Please be conservation minded and use water only when necessary until full pressure is restored. Please do not water your lawns or run automated sprinkler systems until the main has been repaired. Thank you for your cooperation and patience and we are sorry for the inconvenience.

    NBC 5's Ray Villeda contributed to this report.