Water main break in Hillsboro brings discolored water
Hillsboro Public Works crews are working to repair a water line which broke on Monday afternoon.
According to the city, a water mainline at Southeast Cedar Street and 39th Avenue was hit by a contractor.
Replacement of the damaged pipe took several hours, according to the city.
While no one is out of water at this time, the city of Hillsboro Water Department has received reports of discolored water in the immediate area due to the water main break. There wasn't a loss of water pressure but crews did turn valves to isolate for the repair. This reroutes water and can stir up pipe sediment, according to the city. The discoloration is disturbed natural sediment in the pipes and does not pose a health risk.
The Hillsboro Water Department is advising customers experiencing discolored water from the water main break to turn on cold water faucets and allow them to run for five to ten minutes. If the water does not clear up, try again in another half hour.
For questions or concerns, contact 503-615-6702 during business hours and 503-615-6775 after-hours.