Dayton and Montgomery County Cancel Boil Notices


UPDATE at 15h58:

A water outage Wednesday announced that the city of Dayton would lose 2.52 million gallons of water in 10 minutes.

At a press conference on Friday afternoon, city director Shelley Dickstein said the city was unable to say what caused the cut until the river level was reached. not down and can be accessed more easily.

It is not clear how much water has to go back so crews can access the break.

Since the city is unable to access the break, it determines the severity of the break, the cost of the repair, or the need to outsource work.

The pipe that burst was installed in 1991 and concrete.

The city was able to restore the water supply system 14 hours after the break.

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Some residents may see milky or rusty water because of oxygen in the water, not bacteria, said Dickstein. It may take a few days for the color to fade.

UPDATE at 13:20:

Montgomery County has canceled its boil water advisory. County water consumers no longer need to boil their water before being eaten.

All water samples collected by the county at 12:40 pm did not have any bacteria.

Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County have recommended that customers run tap water for at least three minutes to eliminate air bubbles, build-up of minerals or lead likely to occur. 39, having penetrated the pipes.

All concerned customers should call 937-781-2688.


Montgomery County has confirmed that parts of the county are still subject to a boil water advisory shortly after the city of Dayton announced its abandonment.

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County clients again under the boil water advisory are in the following areas:

  • Harrison Twp.
  • Jefferson Twp.
  • Clayton
  • Riverside
  • Butler Twp.
  • Trotwood

The Dayton Food Bank will serve as a bottled water distribution site in the county from 1 pm to 4 pm for people affected by the boil water advisory.

Residents should let tap water run for at least three minutes, then boil for at least one minute before using.

The water is safe for bath and shower and does not need to be boiled in advance, depending on the county.

All restaurants with questions about the operation should contact Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County at 937-225-4460.

County residents can visit or call 937-781-2688 to find out if you are subject to a boil water advisory.

UPDATE @ 10h03:

The city of Dayton has canceled the notice to boil the residents of the city. Montgomery County clients are still unaware.

>> What to do when a boil water advisory

"At 6:30 am today, all the water samples collected by the City of Dayton were free of bacteria," the city said in a statement.

City customers are encouraged to do the following before using tap water:

  • If water has not been used for several hours, open the tap until the temperature drops sharply.
  • Run the water for 30 seconds to three minutes before using it for drinking and cooking. This helps rinse the water that could have contained lead that could have been leached from the plumbing.
  • Clean the aerator of your faucet. Rinsing water lines include indoor and outdoor faucets, showers, water and ice dispensers.

UPDATE at 16:35:

Consumers of water are no longer advised to reduce their consumption as a result of the widespread water failure. However, the opinion of boiling water remains in force for 75,000 people.

>> What to do if you have drunk water

The water service has regained its normal capacity and distribution facilities are pumping at full speed, the leak being isolated from the system, according to the City of Dayton.

Customers may have rusty, muddy, cloudy or milky water due to air in the system, which should dissipate over the next few days.

About 75,000 people are still subject to a boil water advisory. Run the water for at least three minutes, then let it boil for at least a minute before consuming it.

Dayton Water customers can call 333-4905 to report any water pressure issues; Montgomery County clients can call 781-2688.


Officials said the leak that caused widespread water failure and a boil water advisory in Montgomery County, as well as 100 million gallons of water wasted Wednesday, was located in pipes under the Great Miami River.

  • Breakage of a main water main in the large Miami River, isolated around 1:30 am.
  • The transmission line can not be repaired until the level of the river has dropped
  • The county hopes to lift the full boiling warning on Saturday

"We identified the location of the leak at around 1:30 am," said Dayton City Director Shelly Dickstein.

Dickstein says that they do not want to be more specific about where the breaking of the line is caused because they do not want to specify where the big infrastructure lies, for security reasons and to avoid potential vandalism.

Montgomery County officials estimated that between 15,000 and 20,000 of its customers were the subject of the mandatory boil-off, with the City of Dayton claiming that 75,000 customers # 39; were.

Heidi Griesmer, spokesperson for the Ohio EPA, said that state environmental officials were providing oversight and technical assistance to the city of Dayton and ensured that the regulation of Ohio's drinking water was respected.

The incident was isolated and controlled, affecting only clients in the affected areas.

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The rest of the water supply system should be restored in about eight hours, officials said. That would be about 17 or 18 hours.

"Customers may have rusty, cloudy or cloudy water because of the air trapped in the system, but this should dissipate in 5 to 7 business days," said Dickstein.

When there is an unexpected change or disruption of the water service system, it is nationally known to recommend a boil water advisory, said Jeff Cooper, County Health Commissioner. Montgomery.

The city issued a boil water advisory for the people receiving city and county water in Montgomery County, but this opinion was revised .

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A boil water advisory is still in effect for specific areas, mostly high pressure areas, that are affected. The city has published a map showing the affected areas.

"Do not forget that there is not a boiling advisory from Montgomery County at the system level. We have a very targeted area, "said Michael Colbert, Montgomery County Administrator.

The notice should be lifted on Friday at the end of the day.

It is always advisable for customers who receive water from county and city to conserve water during system stabilization.

"As a precaution, a notice is issued regarding the health of our population because there may be contamination of the water supply," Cooper said. "We strongly encourage all concerned to adhere to the boil water advisory until it is lifted. If you are concerned, always respect the recommendations of professionals.

Hazards and emergencies are planned in advance and cooperation between agencies is important.

"It shows that when the county and the city work together, we can overcome difficult problems," said Colbert.

Residents can report low water pressure or call the city for any questions regarding water faults at 937-333-4905.

UPDATE AT 6:30 AM: The City of Dayton held a press conference this morning to officially announce that it had located the source of the biggest water outage in its history.

Michael Powell, director of the water department, said the crews had isolated the leak in the Great Miami River, but did not provide details. No customer will be affected because the teams are working to fix the leak, he said.

At 5:30 am, he said that rebuilding the water pressure could take eight hours. Customers may see discolored and milky water in the next few days.

The city will continue to test the water for the next 24 to 48 hours to ensure it is safe for customers. Meanwhile, customers should continue to boil their water until the boil-off notification is lifted, Powell said, urging residents to continue saving water until they reach the end of the day. The system will return to its maximum capacity.

Once the leak is repaired, the city will investigate to determine the cause of the damage, Powell said.

INITIAL HISTORY: A massive water outage that has affected more than 400,000 people in Dayton City and Montgomery County seems to be coming to an end.

The water treatment plants in the city of Dayton are now pumping at full capacity and returning water to the system in the affected areas, officials said in a press release issued Thursday morning. However, the system will not reach full capacity until eight o'clock.

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In order to allow the system to stabilize completely, managers are asking customers to continue saving water until they receive notice to resume normal use, says the communicated.

In addition, customers must continue to observe boil water advisories in affected areas. Clients who do not know if their water has been affected should contact the help desk at 937-333-4905 for assistance.

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The blackout began late Wednesday afternoon and forced the authorities to issue a boil water advisory. Early Thursday morning, officials said that they had found the leak that had caused the breakdown, but that they were refusing to give a location.

Here is what we know:

  • Suspected cause of being a loss of pressure from a major driving
  • The leak was located, but the actual location is not confirmed
  • The county has sought the help of the state to remedy the shortage of water

The leak that led to the breakdown was located and teams will work to repair it all night, officials said. The location of the leak has not been revealed, but should be announced at a press conference this morning.

The blackout, which was reported for the first time Wednesday afternoon, affected 400,000 customers using the Dayton water system. The city is also losing millions of gallons of water in its distribution system as a result of the problem.

A spokeswoman for the county said that this loss of pressure caused by major driving is causing widespread water failure.

Due to the amount of water lost, it is quite possible that breakage and / or leakage occur as a river passes, said Mayor Nan Whaley in a publication on Facebook.

"The teams are working in the field, checking the water valves along the main distribution lines at the river crossings to determine the location of the break or leak," said Bryan Taulbee, Public Affairs Specialist at the Dayton city.

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The city system has three pressure zones: super high, high and low. The affected part of the system is the high pressure zone, which includes the northeast, northwest, the southeastern city of Dayton and the southeastern upper part of the county system.

The Dayton Water Service issued a boil water advisory to all customers of the city and county water systems.

"Residents should boil water for at least 30 seconds and continue to conserve," said Taulbee.

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Air Base warned residents of the prairie residential areas that they, too, were advised to boil the water and that they should boil water for at least 30 seconds before consuming.

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Cities with their own water supply systems are not concerned with the boil water caution notice. Some include: Oakwood, Huber Heights, Vandalia, Englewood, Miamisburg and West Carrollton.

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Montgomery County is working on a plan to set up water distribution centers and is asking the state for help in dealing with the water outage. The Montgomery County Emergency Department is working on a strategy to provide drinking water to the public, which should work in less than 12 hours, said administrator Michael Colbert in an interview with James Brown and Kate Bartley, News Center presenters 7.

Several schools in Montgomery County will be closed Thursday due to the problem.

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Restaurants and businesses are also concerned, including some along Miller Lane at Butler Twp., The Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, etc.

Restaurants subject to a boil water advisory may open for Valentine's Day, but must follow the order, according to local health authorities.

The County Regional Dispatch Center is inundated with appeals over the problem and Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck has urged locals not to call 911 to ask questions about the water. Calls must be reserved for emergency situations.

Our teams are located throughout the county and we will continue to keep you up to date with the latest information on the water crisis in Montgomery County.

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