Boil water advisory GFX

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A boil water advisory issued for residents of Charlestown, Indiana, earlier this week was lifted Friday morning.

The advisory was issued Sept. 25 after a 16-inch water main on State Road 62 broke, forcing several schools to dismiss students early. 

Students at Charlestown High School, Charlestown Middle School, and Jonathan Jennings and Pleasant Ridge Elementary Schools were dismissed between 10 and 11 a.m. 

Charlestown residents have been complaining about brown water in recent months, but officials say the water is safe to drink.

Earlier this week, The Charlestown Pizza Company put up a sign that says, "Beer is Safer than Water" during the latest boil water advisory. 

"I think people should still come to Charlestown to enjoy our pizza," said owner Shawn Vest, "but it's very difficult when we don't have an infrastructure to provide clean water to our customers or our citizens," Vest said.

Vest said the water issues could force the business to relocate.


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