A boil-water advisory was put into effect Monday morning in parts of northwest Indiana after a water main break overnight.
Water customers in Chesterton, Portage, South Haven, Dune Acres and Damon Run Conservancy should bring drinking and cooking water up to a rolling boil for three minutes before using, according to Indiana American Water. Tap water is fine to use for bathing and washing.
The boil-water advisory will remain in effect until at least 6 a.m. Tuesday, the agency said.
The water main break caused the pressure to drop, and any time water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch, a boil advisory must be issued as a precaution.
Below is an interactive map from Indiana American Water of the affected areas. Customers may call the customer service center at (800) 492-8373 for more information.