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Petrolia Pipe Puncture

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Water has been restored to residents in Petrolia.

The water was turned back on Wednesday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m.

Around 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, Petrolia water crews went to fix a leak at a home on Highway 79 forcing the city's water to be turned off.

The water superintendent of Petrolia said he and the rest of the water crews had to change the valve on the meter at the pipe and tack the hole on the main where the leak was.

Even though the water was shut off in Petrolia, one restaurant manager in town wasn't worried.

"As far as right now it really hasn't affected us at all other than hand washing.  We have to use sanitizing gel and stuff like that.  The mayor came in and told us at about a quarter till 12 or so that there had been a water main break and that the water was going to be shut off and it was," said the manager of Luna's Burrito Xpress, Teresa Spinks.

Spinks' main concern about the water being turned off was the ability to wash dishes after restaurant business hours.

"Hopefully around one, that's when we close, we will be able to wash our dishes and then go home," said Spinks.

A boil water order was never issued for residents of Petrolia when the water was turned off.

By noon on Wednesday, 30 thousand gallons of water were reported to have been lost during the leak.

Taylor Barnes, Newschannel 6