Dakota Access Pipeline crews responsible for Scottville water main damage

By Ryne Turke on September 21, 2016 at 5:50am

Photo from Bakken Oil

A community just outside of Morgan County will be under a boil order for the rest of the week.

According to the Scottville Rural Water Company Facebook page, Dakota Access Pipeline crews damaged a water line in the area on Monday.

The Jacksonville Journal Courier reports the break occurred at the edge of an easement line near a creek and the fix is temporary, because that area is being replaced to allow for safe water in the event of a spill from the pipeline.

Dakota Access Pipeline owners will pay for the damages.

The Scottville Rural Water Company reminds customers in the area to boil water for drinking and preparing food. An update will be posted on the Scottville Rural Water Company website when the boil order is removed.

The pipeline will cross diagonally 14.5 miles under the eastern part of Scott County and two miles through Pike County, near the Illinois River. The pipeline will carry oil through parts of Morgan County as well