FALL RIVER — Columbia Street residents and businesses are being urged to draw water to save for overnight use, after Fall River officials said a downtown water main will be shut down on Wednesday night.

A release from the city on Wednesday morning noted that the shutdown will mainly affect Columbia Street from Grant Street to Fountain Street, although other areas may also be affected.

Water service will be shut down starting from 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 until work is completed, according to the release — although officials did not specify what type of work is being done.

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City officials said the work is not expected to take longer than eight hours.

Residents and businesses that are likely to be affected by the shutdown are being notified through door hanger tags, according to the release.

Although the two-block area of Columbia Street is the main spot affected by the shutdown, the release noted that other locations in the area could also experience water service disruption, depending on the location of isolation valves.

Officials advise water service customers to "draw water for use prior to this shutdown."

For more information, residents or business customers are advised to contact the city's water distribution and maintenance department at 508-324-2720.

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