MARYSVILLE — Water service was quickly restored to homes in a Tulalip neighborhood following a water main break Tuesday, but the schools in the area remained without water, city officials said Wednesday.
The break in a 12-inch water main came around 5 a.m. Tuesday, causing reduced water pressure west of Quil Ceda Creek, city spokesperson Connie Mennie said.
The affected area was Marine Drive to 74th Street NE on 27th Avenue NE. The area included Quil Ceda Elementary, as well as Heritage and Legacy high schools.
The cause had not been determined as of Wednesday.
Crews continued to evaluate the damage Thursday, Mennie said. The affected pipe was located underwater at high tide, limiting the time crews can work to expose it. There was no estimate for when service would be restored.
It was unclear how many homes had been without water.
After the repair is finished, residents should boil tap water for one minute to kill bacteria or use bottled water for drinking, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation.
Water may have a milky look, city officials said. Residents should also flush water for several minutes until it returns to normal.