Departments
Boil Order
DATE: DECEMBER 15, 2014
AFFECTED AREA:  CATHERINE STREET BETWEEN THE DELAWARE RUN AND WINTER STREET, ALL OF ELIZABETH STREET, WEST WINTER STREET BETWEEN ELIZABETH AND LIBERTY

The City of Delaware Water Distribution Division is undertaking an emergency water system maintenance repair in your area requiring a water service interruption. Your service was interrupted earlier today, December 15. 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 until December 17 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.