Dublin residents once again have safe, running water to drink.
The Texas Commision on Environmental Quality lifted the boil advisory about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to City Manager Jerry Guillory.
The advisory was issued Tuesday, after the city's water main ruptured, causing a city-wide water loss. City crews arrived at the scene less than 30 minutes after the break, which caused water to flow down State Highway 6 and flood city streets.
The city was first alerted to the problem when above-ground water storage tanks drained quickly, but failed to refill at the usual pace, which set off an alarm.
"[The break] didn't involve any valves or angles, it was an easy fix," Guillory said.
After city crews dug 10 feet below the surface to expose the water main, a certified water repair company patched the iron pipe that carries the city's water into town.
City crews then restored water service to fill the lines, working carefully to not allow air to build up in the pipes. Water lines were purged by opening water hydrants at strategic points across town, while the TCEQ began its 24-hour testing process, according to Guillory
By Wednesday night, water service was fully restored and water was once again deemed safe to consume.
Guillory said he is still trying to measure the economic impact the incident had on the city.
The water loss forced Dublin ISD to cancel classes Tuesday, and area businesses to close shop.
Guillory is working with multiple city departments to measure how many hours were spent to fix the problem. Public works employees waded through mud and water, while clerks manned the phones for the 12-hour marathon of calls from concerned residents.