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.

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s