Boil advisory canceled for all City of Dayton water customers

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Keowee St. water main break

A water main break at Keowee St. and Monument Avenue shut down several streets and water service on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Staff photo/Kristen Eskow

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The water boil advisory is now canceled for all City of Dayton water customers.

All water samples collected by the City of Dayton were absent of bacteria as of 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

City customers are advised of the following before using tap water:

  • If water has not been used for several hours, run the tap until there is a noticeable temperature drop. 
  • Then, run water for 30 seconds to 3 minutes before using it for drinking and cooking. This helps flush water that may have contained lead that may have leached from plumbing.
  • Clean your faucet aerator. Flushing water lines includes interior and exterior faucets, showers, water and ice dispensers.

Click here to see an interactive map from the city showing which areas were impacted.

After a water main break on Monday afternoon, service was restored to thousands of customers by that night but some in Belmont and Patterson Park neighborhoods still experienced a disruption until Tuesday.

City officials said one pipe broke and likely caused the break of another nearby pipe, but they did not know yet the amount of water that was lost. This caused 27,000 customers in downtown and several other neighborhoods to lose water.


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