An excavator, left, and other equipment is staged Monday following a water main rupture at the intersection of Bay and Halifax streets in Winslow. Crews from the Kennebec Water District and Winslow Public Works worked on the repairs. The rupture led the water district to issue a boil-water notice for customers, which was lifted Tuesday. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

WINSLOW — The Kennebec Water District on Tuesday lifted a boil-water notice that was issued after a ruptured water main left nearly 100 residents without water.

The main ruptured late Sunday near the intersection of Bay and Halifax streets, causing people to have no water coming from their taps and others to have water that appeared yellow.

Water district officials issued the boil-water notice Monday morning. Authorities later deemed the water safe to drink after water samples sent to a lab tested negative for coliform bacteria.

District workers and a Winslow Public Works crew spent more than 24 hours repairing the water main. Roger Crouse, the district’s general manager, said repair efforts were hampered by the coastal storm that brought strong winds and rain to the region late Sunday and early Monday.

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