A boil alert is in effect for residents in East Liverpool after a significant water main break Friday that took about 24 hours to fix. 

According to a Facebook post from Mayor Ryan Stovall, a 12-inch waterline on Thompson Avenue suffered a rupture 12 feet in length. 

He said the amount of water coming out of the ground was "mind-blowing."

The water department advised the mayor that some residents had a lot of water in their basements as a result.

The fire department helped out by pumping out basements. 

The police and street departments showed up and set up a traffic control zone to allow for safely moving equipment and digging.

Later in the evening, crews returned to set up lighting and to provide additional equipment.

"I am very proud of the men and women of our great city, and it was time for some new shoes, and 24 hours later water service was restored to all," said Mayor Stovall in his post.  

East Liverpool police said the boil alert is still in effect for residents on the east end of the city.