N. 5th Boil OrderWater will be shut down at 5pm today for work related to the construction project adjacent to the railroad as well as to repair a mainline water valve at Lincoln Avenue. As a result, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the properties on North 5th Street from Lincoln Avenue north to the railroad tracks.

After the work is completed for each project and service is restored this evening, water samples will be taken and analyzed for the presence of bacteria. Once two consecutive tests pass, the boil order will be lifted. Notice of the boil order cancellation will be distributed via a customer flier, a notice will be posted in the Goshen News and a notice will be posted via facebook. For further information or to report specific service concerns, please call Mindy Kyle at the Goshen Water Department at 534-5306.

City water within the affected area should not be consumed without first following prescribed boiling procedures. The water remains safe for bathing, laundry, and restroom facilities. Cleaning dishes with a dishwasher is acceptable if it has a sanitizing cycle. Hand washed dishes should be rinse with boiled or bottled water.

All affected properties have been notified of the upcoming work.