Dayton Foodbank, Red Cross volunteers distribute water

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The boil advisory may have been lifted, but a lot of residents say they are still just a little reluctant to drink tap water.

The Dayton Foodbank held another free water distribution Friday. They were set up with a drive-thru format where families could just pull right up and get their water.

“We don’t have any water at all,” said resident Cresondra Valentine. “It’s hard. And then I have a couple grandkids who stay with me and one is bottle-fed.”

The widespread water outage left many without any water to their homes at all, and the entire county was under a boil advisory.

“I’m very nervous about drinking the water. We pretty much drink bottled water anyway but I really don’t want to risk trying to drink the water,” says resident Ranette Mundy.

The advisory has since been lifted but residents say, they’re still taking precautions.

Greg Tripp is a service technician at Georgetown Village Apartments.

“Everybody in the building is afraid to drink water, to take showers. So right now, I feel really good about doing this for them and it’s going to be a surprise. They don’t know I’m here yet, I have a lot of long-standing residents and they just can’t get out. And they just absolutely need this water,” he said.

Tripp was just one among a line of cars outside the Dayton Foodbank for the water distribution.

Red Cross volunteers were teaming up to help.

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