Miamisburg businesses feel effects of water advisory

A Miamisburg boil water advisory affecting about 25 percent of the city customers — including many businesses in the downtown area – was lifted Friday evening.
One of the 32 restaurants or business serving food that were directly notified of the boil alert by the city was TJ Chumps on East Linden Avenue, where business dropped off after the advisory was first issued, said Managing Partner Mike Leigh.
FIRST REPORT: Miamisburg issues water boil advisory The level of chlorine in samples at the city’s water treatment plant Thursday morning fell below Ohio EPA recommended levels because of a mechanical failure, prompting a boil advisory for about 1,900 Miamisburg water customers, many of them businesses, said city Public Works Director Valerie Griffin.
The advisory area included about one-third of land in the city, Griffin said, and the mechanical failure is “not associated with the construction” of the city’s $69 million water and sewer master plan.
Those upgrades are being paid for by annual rate hikes that have caused customer criticism in recent months.
With the city’s “antiquated” infrastructure, Leigh said the water issues have occurred frequently enough for the restaurant to issue guidelines for operational changes, such as wash room procedures or switching from dispensed to bottled drinks.
On South Main Street, Mz.
Pickles Sandwich Shop owner Carol Brassington said the boil advisory caused frustration, inconveniences and precautions.
The five-year water and sewer upgrades are designed to modernize Miamisburg’s water and sewer system.
Sometimes failures happen,” Griffin said.

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