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Ella Street Water/Sewer Project Update: October 22, 2019

Post Date:10/22/2019 3:13 PM

Ella Street Water/Sewer Project Update: October 22, 2019


The 1000 block of S Lafayette Street (between Broad Street and Shannonhouse Street) will have temporary water outages from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am Thursday night, October 24, 2019 for a water main tie-over; weather permitting.  Expect partial lane closures during this time.

If you experience discolored water after work is complete:

· Turn on your faucets and if you encounter discolored water, run cold water for a few minutes allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. If the water is not clear, wait a few more minutes and check again. In some cases, there may be slight discoloration for a few hours. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste or water quality.

· Avoid washing laundry until the water runs clear at the tap, then wash a load of dark clothes first.

· If pressure or volume seems low, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.


Monitor the City’s website (, and Facebook and Instagram accounts (@cityofShelby) for updates.  The City appreciates your cooperation with this critical infrastructure improvement.  If you have any questions, please contact Customer Services at 704-484-6866.

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