Updated: Sunday, 07 Nov 2010, 10:01 AM EST
Published : Saturday, 06 Nov 2010, 11:41 PM EDT
AUGLAIZE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - The City of St. Marys Superintendent of Water and Wastewater is warning residents and their pets in Villa Nova and Sandy Beach not to drink or have any contact with the water there.
Officials said lake water from Grand Lake St. Marys has contaminated the drinking water. Officials said a water main that supplies those areas from the city of St. Marys somehow ruptured.
While homes in these areas that use private wells are not affected, all others should flush water from all the faucets in their home, including outside faucets, for 30 minutes. After that all water used for drinking, food preparation, or dish washing should be boiled for a minimum of ten minutes before use.
Boiling should continue until further notice.
City crews, with help from the Ohio EPA, will be conducting tests to determine if the water is safe.