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Boil Advisory Issued for City of Dayton
Posted: 06/19/2012
DAYTON – A boil advisory is being issued for the city of Dayton while maintenance work is being done on its water tower.

While the work is being done on the tower, the city has been unable to maintain consistent water pressure. When water pressure drops, there is a potential for contaminants to enter the system.

In addition, residents are being asked to conserve water as much as possible until the water tower work is completed.

Due to the potential for bacterial contamination, it is being recommended that the water be boiled before using for drinking or cooking or that an alternative source such as bottled water be used. Two sets of samples will need to be taken to determine the water is safe and the advisory can be lifted.

It is recommended not to drink the water without boiling it first. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.  The water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes.

General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.