Boil Order
Date: July 28, 2014
Affected Area: Heffner St. from Berne St to Chestnut St and Forest Ave., from Fountain Ave. to Heffner St.

The Water Distribution Division is undertaking a water line maintenance project in your area. Water service interruption is necessary to connect the new line to the existing distribution system. Your service will be interrupted at 7:30 a.m. July 28 and be restored by 5 pm that day. 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 July 28 until July 30 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.

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.