Boil advisory lifted after Jefferson Twp. water main break
originally posted on January 13, 2017
UPDATE @ 12:24 p.m. (Jan. 16):
Officials said the boil advisory has been lifted after water has been deemed safe for consumption.
Water samples were tested following a water main break over the weekend.
UPDATE @ 11:12 a.m. (Jan. 16)A boil advisory from the weekend remains in effect for Jefferson Twp. residents. We will update this story when the advisory has ended.
UPDATE @ 1:10 p.m. (Jan. 14)
The Jefferson Regional Water Authority has issued a boil advisory once the water is back on for customers in parts of Jefferson Twp. and New Lebanon following a water main break this morning.
Water should be brought to a full, rolling boil for 5 minutes to ensure that it is safe for consumption. Boiled water may be stored at room temperature or refrigerated until needed, according to the authority.
The boil advisory is for all customers with book/account numbers 9-16, according to the authority. The account number appears on billing statements.
The streets affected include: Calumet Lane, Caylor Road, S Clayton Road, Dayton Farmersville Road, Dayton Liberty Road, Derby Road, S Diamond Mill Road, Eagle Road, Forney Road, Frytown Road, Fuls Road, Galvin Avenue, Germantown Liberty Road, Gleason Drive, Glen Meadow Way, Glover Avenue, Havermale Road, Huffman Road, Infirmary Road, Kreitzer Drive, Liberty Ellerton Road, Longbourne Street, MIle Road, Old Dayton Road, Olt Road, Park Glen Drive, Pemberton Road, Rhoades Road, Soldiers Home West Carrollton Road, Snyder Road, W Third Street and Union Road.
For information about whether the boil advisory applies, boil water until you can contact the JRWA office at 937-866-0002.
UPDATE @ 10:19 a.m. (Jan. 14)
Emergency crews are working to repair a water main break affecting multiple homes in Jefferson Twp. Saturday morning.
Dispatchers said crews are working to correct the water main break at South Union Road and Derby Roads.
Water service has been shut off to an unknown number of homes since 9 p.m. Friday.
Crews with the Jefferson Water Authority hope to have the water back on by 1 p.m. this afternoon with water pressure returning around 3 p.m.
Residents along South Union and Derby roads in Jefferson Twp. have lost water service and crews with the Jefferson Regional Water Authority are out trying to determine what led to the loss of pressure.
One resident who lives in the 1400 block of South Union Road called this newsroom and said his home had been without water for 45 minutes to an hour.
A supervisor with Montgomery County Regional Dispatch said the center has received easily a couple dozen calls from residents since about 9 p.m. Regional dispatch is the 24-hour emergency phone number for township residents.
We’ve tried to contact officials with Jefferson Regional Water Authority.
We’ll update this report as information becomes available.