Metro-East News

Discolored water found in Glen Carbon; no boil order

Students at Glen Carbon Elementary will be drinking bottled water while some of the water in the village is discolored.

Glen Carbon is undergoing a series of water meter connections to a newly-installed water main on West Main Street. The project began Nov. 6, and is estimated to take three weeks, attaching residential and commercial users to the main.

According to a notice posted on the Glen Carbon village website, there may be temporary disruptions to water service, air in the lines and discolored water. The city of Edwardsville provides water to Glen Carbon, but the village services their own lines.

Parents in Glen Carbon received a letter from the elementary school Thursday informing them that bottled drinking water is being offered at the school and other operations remain normal.

There was no immediate indication of a boil order in Glen Carbon. Village officials could not be immediately reached for confirmation, but Edwardsville officials said they were unaware of a boil order in either town.

Three days ago, Troy residents also experienced brown water. Troy Public Works officials said a filter valve had malfunctioned at the water treatment plant, releasing excessive minerals into the water, including iron and manganese. However, the water tested safe and no boil order was necessary after EPA testing, officials said.

The valve has been replaced and water is now clear in Troy, according to water department officials.

Elizabeth Donald: 618-239-2507, @BNDedonald