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Union Square Apartments, Target under boil advisory after water main break


A water main broke Nov. 27 near United Apartments on Blue Grass Rd.

Target and Union Square Apartments, located on East Blue Grass Road, are under a boil water advisory after a water main break just before 8 a.m. on Nov. 27. 

While other properties in the southern part of Charter Township of Union lost water pressure, those are the only two locations under a boil advisory, said Kim Smith, Department of Public Services director for Charter Township of Union.  

The water line leading into Union Square Apartments broke due to an unknown cause, with the first call about it received around 7:45 a.m., Smith said.

The line is currently being repaired and once the project is complete the water will be turned back on at the main line. 

"Hopefully it will be back up and running within an hour," Smith said just before 4 p.m.

Smith said the break was isolated to Union Square Apartments and Target. While the apartment complex remains without running water, Target has regained water access. 

However, both properties remain under a boil water advisory for a couple days as a precautionary measure, Smith said, until the water can be tested for possible bacterial contaminants. 

An online flyer posted on the Township's website states the problem is estimated to be resolved by Friday, Nov. 30. 

Water running from a kitchen sink in Union Square Apartments on Nov. 27 after a break in a water line.

Residents and customers using water from either properties should boil water before drinking or serving it. Boiling the water kills bacteria and other organisms that might be in the water. 

More information about the advisory or water break can be found here.