MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Maps showing contrasting boil advisory coverage is causing some confusion for residents in the county. To figure out which advisory map you should use, you first need to know if you get your water through the Dayton Water Department, or through Montgomery County water services.
If you are a Dayton Water Department customer, use this interactive map to see if the boil advisory applies to you:
The following cities have their own water systems and were never affected by the boil advisory: Oakwood, Huber Heights, Vandalia, Englewood, Miamisburg, Union, and West Carrollton.
In a post to Twitter Thursday, Montgomery County reported Kettering, Centerville, Washington Township, Miami Township and Moraine were also clear of the water issues.
Officials with Montgomery County water services say that under the boil advisory, water is safe for consumption after customers have allowed their water lines to flush and/or run for a minimum of three minutes and then boil for at least one minute prior to consumption. Customers are asked to bring water to a rapid boil for at least one minute prior to use for cooking, drinking, and oral hygiene. You do not need to boil water for bathing and showering, which is safe to do under this boil advisory.
The above guidelines apply to Dayton Water Department customers as well.
Affected customers could experience rusty, muddy, cloudy, or milky water due to air trapped in the system. This should dissipate over the next few days.
County officials say they are working to create a bottled water distribution site to function through Saturday. They are expected to announce details at 10 a.m. on Friday.
City and County officials are working to create one map that will apply to all customers.
The City of Dayton has established three distribution sites at its recreation centers for customers to pick up Red-B-Gone laundry additive to protect laundry from discolored water. Residents will be asked to show identification or a Dayton water bill showing an address in affected areas. The following recreation centers are open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Greater Dayton (2021 W. Third St.)
Northwest (1600 Princeton Dr.)
Lohrey (2366 Glenarm Ave.)
In the meantime, Montgomery County water service customers can call (937) 781-2688.
Dayton Water Department customers can call (937) 333-4905 to check their status.