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SmallIndianaSalem is located in scenic Southern Indiana just 35 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky and less than 100 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana. Salem is a great place to live and make a living. We have high achieving public schools, and a wide variety of community activities. Salem also has a strong and diverse economic base. If you're a visitor to Salem, we hope you will take note of our many unique and historic destinations. As a city, Salem has retained much of its small town flavor, a flavor that is enhanced by the city’s tree-lined streets, stately old homes and a friendly atmosphere that has been nurtured and handed down through the generations.

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Salem, Indiana (July 14, 2021) - The City of Salem has lifted its boil water advisory at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. This precautionary measure was put in place to err on the side safety. 

Our water plant had an adverse issue over the weekend that was fixed by the crew and engineers on site. This was an internal issue with a chlorine bleach pump feed and was discovered and addressed by Saturday evening. 

We did not lose disinfection and only suffered from low volume. Testing water samples after the repair to ensure safety was the most time consuming, resulting in the extended advisory. All testing was completed today, and the advisory was then cancelled. 

The City of Salem certainly thanks our customers for understanding and being patient while we ensured a safe water supply. 

We will be working on implementing an automated notification system in the future and will make that announcement at a later date. 

Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding during the advisory period. 

As always, please feel free to contact me or the City of Salem Water Department with any questions or concerns. 


Justin Green