Boil advisory in Hamilton

originally posted on September 9, 2016


The city of Hamilton has issued a water boiling advisory for all customers on the following streets:

  • Theodore Avenue from Hamilton-Middletown Road (Route 4) to Fernway Drive
  • Fernway Drive from Allison Avenue to 448 Fernway Drive

The city advises residents in these areas to:

  • Boil water for a least one full minute after water begins to bubble. This includes water used for brushing teeth, making ice and drinks, washing food, and even water for pets
  • Throw away any ice made during a boil advisory
  • Adults and teens can use water for bathing, but should be careful not to swallow water
  • Use dishwasher as long as there is a high temperature cycle
  • Wash clothes as normal
  • After advisory, flush house pipes, ice makers, hot water heaters, water softeners, garden hoses and change filters before using for drinking and cooking


This boiling advisory is a precautionary measure, according to the city, and the likelihood of contamination occurring is minimal.

A water main break earlier this week caused a partial depressurization of the water distribution system, according to the city. If water pressure drops below 20 psi bacterial, then contamination of the drinking water may be a possibility, the city said.

For more information, call 513-785-7550.

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