Water main break will prompt boil advisory

Water main break creates sink hole in Harrison Twp. (WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles)
Water main break creates sink hole in Harrison Twp. (WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles)

HARRISON TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – A water main break early Thursday morning should be repaired by day’s end, but that won’t end the inconvenience for residents.

Montgomery County Environmental Services says the break on North Main Street occurred around 3:30 a.m. Repair crews have been working at the site since 7:30 a.m.

The county says the affected water line is about 45 years old. Crews are working to replace a section of the line.

There is no set time for completion, but once the water is turned back on, nearby residents will have to boil their water.

The county says a Boil Advisory will affect for about 40 customers along North Main Street from Burgess Avenue to Woodbury Drive. It will also affects home on Burgess Avenue from Main Street to Heather Hollow Drive.

Those residents will all be sent notices of the advisory. They will then receive an ‘all clear’ when the water is safe.

Residents are encouraged to boil their water vigorously for at least one minute before using it for drinking, cooking and oral hygiene.

The county also advises that you wait to wash your clothes until the water is no longer discolored.

Call the MCES dispatch center at 937-781-2678 if you have any concerns or questions.

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