UPDATE: 10:40 a.m.
A release from Dan Meaney, director of corporate communications at the Connecticut Water Co.:
"This morning Connecticut Water arranged to have a tanker of potable water located within Suffield to assist customers still under the precautionary boil water advisory. The tanker is located in the parking lot of the Nicholson and Carmon Funeral Home at 443 East Street N. People should bring clean, sanitary containers to collect drinking water.
Preliminary results are due this afternoon on water samples collected yesterday. The precautionary boil water advisory will remain in effect until lab results confirm the water is safe to drink. The advisory was issued yesterday following a water main break that resulted in no or low water pressure in a portion of Suffield. Not all of Suffield is affected – only customers on the streets in the attached file.
In the meantime, it is okay to use the water for all other purposes where it will not be consumed.
Full water service was restored Wednesday afternoon to numerous Suffield homes affected by an early morning water main break.
Repairs to the main were completed around 2:30 p.m. About a half-dozen customers lost their water service for an extended period, and about a thousand customers may have experienced a brief outage or low water pressure, Connecticut Water Co. spokesman Dan Meaney wrote in a news release.
The water company advises residents of the 45 streets affected by the break to continue boiling water before drinking, use in food preparation and brushing teeth. Customers are also advised not to use ice cubes or beverages made with the water until the company has confirm the safety of the water, Meaney wrote.
The water is fine for bathing, clothes washing or other purposes where it is not consumed, he said.
Water samples have been collected and taken to a state certified laboratory for testing. Preliminary lab results on the water samples are expected Thursday, according to Meaney.