The City of Bowling Green Water Distribution Division has lifted a water boil advisory that had been declared Sunday afternoon for a portion of the city of North College Drive. The advisories are issued if there is a possibility that contaminants may be introduced into the water system.
The problem occurred when a valve on a water main on College Drive broke due to soil corrosion eating away the bolts that held the valve onto the waterline. The valve was repaired and the line put back into service.
It is not uncommon that corrosive soils eat away at the metal bolts on a valve. The city installs a sacrificial anode with the repair to extend the life of the repair.