Boil alert issued in city

originally posted on October 25, 2016


A boil alert has been issued in the downtown Upper Sandusky area after a water main break in the neighborhood.

All consumers affected by the water main break should have received a door hanging explaining the boil alert.

As a precaution, state and local officials recommend that, until further notice, consumers vigorously boil, for one minute, any water for drinking, including water used for cooking, oral hygiene and making ice.

The break led to the possibility of the presence of coliform bacteria in the water supply, according to the notice.

The water department is collecting samples from the affected area to ensure that the water is free from any bacterial contamination that may have resulted while repairing the break.

Consumers will receive a second notice when the water advisory is lifted.

For information, call the water treatment plant at 419-294-2416.

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