North Hampton under water boil advisory until further notice

NORTH HAMPTION, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – The entire village of North Hampton is under a water boil advisory until further notice.
Officials said there was a water main break on Main Street.
All the residents on the road are advised to boil their water for three minutes minimum if it’s being used to drink or brush your teeth.

Plaisance Water System under water boil advisory due to water main break

Officials say this is due to a break in a water main within the system.
Affected customers are advised to bring their water to a rolling boil for one full minute before consumption.
Remember that the minute begins once the water is boiling.
The advisory will remain in place until the main has been fixed and samples have been clear by DHH.

Part of Mahoning Township under water boil advisory

— Residents who have received a notice must boil the water they use for consumption, according to notices taped to residents’ doors.
The notice states, "A water boil advisory will be in effect March 18 until further notice.
A section of this Montour County municipality is without water service due to a water main break on Locust Lane, near Wodenshire Lane.
The break could be repaired by this evening, but affected residents on the upper side of Bloom Road still will have to boil their water, township Supervisor Chairman Bill Lynn said.
At first there was difficulty turning off the water and the hole kept refilling from water shooting out of the pipe.
Workers used a sump pump to pull the water out.
Lloyd Craig, who heads the street department, said just before 2 p.m. workers had shut off several valves, but one of them may have been broken.
He said the break was discovered just after 1 a.m., but the street department had to check with PA One Call to check if other utility lines were under the road.
Neither Craig nor Lynn knew how many customers were without water.

Hooks under water boil advisory

Due to a water main break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Hooks public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc).
Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Donald Buchanan at City Hall at 903-547-2105.

NASCC under water boil advisory

Naval Air Station Corpus Christi has issued a boil water notice on base.
According to NASCC, the notice was put into effect at 10:35 pm Saturday night due to a water main break and low water pressure.
The air station says the water is safe for showering and washing hands, but must be boiled before cooking or brushing teeth.
This boil water notice affects only NASCC.
No water boil warnings have been issued by the city.

Is Mexico’s Underwater Museum Diverting Attention from Bigger Environmental Issues?

The statues, the house, and the lobster are all part of the Underwater Museum of Art, a project intended to divert scuba divers from the overused reefs in the national park Costa Occidental Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún y Punta Nizúc.
And though it’s not hurting the reef, they fear the museum may distract from more important threats to reef health such as coastal development and inadequate water treatment.
Closing the reefs would hurt business, so divers and park managers worked together to find a compromise.
In 2009, the diving community and the protected areas commission decided to create an underwater museum.
The museum provides a habitat for new coral colonies — coral polyps can attach to the hard surface of the statutes — but at the same time, fleshy algae has moved in to the noses, ears, and mouths of the statues.
Jaime Gonzalez Cano, former director of the national park where the museum is located and one of its founders, acknowledges the threat of water pollution, but says scientists underestimate the impact scuba divers have on the reef.
In comparison, the Costa Occidental Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún y Punta Nizúc national park in Cancún covers about 33 square miles — less than 1 percent of the size of the Cairns planning area on the Great Barrier Reef — and receives about 750,000 people per year.
He isn’t the only one who thinks divers have a negative impact on coral reefs.
Part of the problem in Cancún is that managers of protected areas don’t have the power or resources to tackle the most important threats to the reef.
Gonzalez Cano said he didn’t have the power to change public policy regarding waste-water treatment.