Gooding Road, Prospect residents under Boil Advisory

UPDATE: The boil water advisory issued by Aqua Ohio for its customers in the Marion service area along Gooding Road and in the Village of Prospect has been lifted effective 9:40pm July 18, 2016. Samples tested over the last 24 hours have confirmed that the water in the system meets all regulatory drinking water standards and remains safe to drink and use for cooking, cleaning and other purposes.

Aqua’s Marion District has issued a boil water advisory for customers along Gooding Road south of Holverstott Drive, and within the Village of Prospect. This precautionary boil advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

As a result of a leaking valve on Holverstott Drive near Gooding Road, crews needed to depressurize the system that serves the Village to make repairs. This depressurization resulted in a service interruption for Prospect customers. Crews are actively working to restore service.

Once service is restored, the company is asking customers in the affected areas to boil water for a minimum of one minute until Aqua has had the opportunity to test samples for the presence of bacteria.

All water used for drinking, cooking and oral hygiene should be brought to a full boil for a minimum of one minute. It is not necessary to boil water for other uses.

Boil advisories are issued as a precaution with a customer’s best interests in mind. It’s possible, but unlikely, bacteria could enter the water system when pressure in the line drops below 20 psi. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that may be present in the water.

While the boil advisory is in effect, Aqua also recommends that customers:

  • throw away beverages and ice cubes if made with tap water;
  • keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;
  • do not swallow water while you are showering or bathing;
  • provide pets with boiled water after cooling;
  • do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water, most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms; and
  • use only boiled water to treat wounds.

During the precautionary boil advisory, the company performs a series of tests to confirm that the water meets regulatory drinking water standards. Water samples will be collected and tested within the affected area.

Customers who have questions may call the Aqua Customer Service Center toll-free at 877.WTR.AQUA (877.987.2782).

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