Boil Order in Effect after Petrolia Water Main Breaks Repaired

Petrolia residents are under a boil order after three separate water main breaks.

A general contractor from Wichita Falls spent the day repairing the largest water main break at Hugo Street and Walnut Avenue.

And officials say while crews worked on that one they learned that two more had ruptured.

One was on Perkins Street and the other was along Highway 79 North.

City water was shut off while repairs were made, which residents say was a big inconvenience.

"You can't shower. You can't cook. You can't do anything else. My wife is sending me to the store now to buy water," says Petrolia resident James McClendon.

Mayor Bill Holmberg says all repairs were finished earlier Wednesday and water started flowing from faucets around 4:20 p.m.

But the mayor says residents should still boil any tap water for the next 24 hours before drinking it or using it for cooking.

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