Departments
Boil Order
DATE: OCTOBER 10, 2014                                                                          
AFFECTED AREA:  ORCHARD AVENUE
 
The Water Distribution Division has scheduled a water system maintenance project to install valves and additional piping. Service will be interrupted at 7 a.m. October 13, and restored by 5 pm. A Boil Order Advisory is being issued, as required by the Ohio EPA, to all affected customers. This boil order advisory will be in effect from the time water service is restored on October 13, until October 15, at 5 p.m. A Boil Order Advisory is issued due to the remote possibility that coliform bacteria, present in the environment, could be introduced into the water system when a main is depressurized. The bacteria could render the water non-potable or unsafe for human consumption. Only if this advisory is extended will residents affected by the Boil Order be notified, otherwise it expires at the previously stated date and time in this notice.

Boil Order Basics
 
  • During a boil order, only bottled water or water that has been boiled vigorously for at least one minute should be consumed or used to wash dishes, wash fruits/vegetables, make ice cubes or brush teeth.
  • The City recommends that bottled water or water boiled vigorously for at least one minute should be used for hand washing.
  • It is safe to wash clothes in the water.
  • Use bottled water or boiled water to wash and rinse dishes.
  • Boil Order FAQs

Questions can be directed to the Public Utilities Department at 740-203-1900. Questions may also be directed to the City Customer Service Liaison at 740-203-1810 or to the Water Treatment Plant (after hours) at 740-203-1900.