HARRISON TOWNSHIP – Parts of Harrison Township and Dayton are under a boil advisory for the second day after a water main broke Wednesday morning.

According to a release by Montgomery County Environmental Services, lead may have gotten into the water lines due to the age of the infrastructure in the area of the broken water main. Until the city can stabilize the after main, approximately 1,820 Harrison Township homes and around 130 Dayton homes will remain under a boil advisory.

Residents in these homes should use bottled water for drinking and cooking. The release also said residents should run their faucets for 30 seconds to three minutes before use, or until they notice a temperature change in the water.

Water sampling of the area must wait until the water main has been stabilized. We have been in contact
with the City of Dayton and the Ohio EPA to determine the status of the repair and timeline for
sampling and testing. At this time, we do not have an estimate of when the boil advisory will be lifted.

Montgomery County Environmental Services

See what Harrison Township homes are affected on the map below.

(Montgomery County Environmental Services)

The City of Dayton announced that its boil advisory will also remain in place until at least Friday morning.

According to the release, the city expects its sample results to be ready Friday morning. Once that information is in place, the city plans to lift the advisory.

The advisory was put in place Wednesday night and affects residents in the areas of Redwood Avenue and Sandhurst Drive, between Riverside Drive and North Main Street. The advisory affects around 130 homes.