DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Many Xenia residents are under a boil advisory after a water main broke early Tuesday morning.

Xenia officials announced that East Second Street and South Patton Street were both without water for several hours after a pipe broke around 4 a.m. Tuesday. According to a post by the city on Facebook, Public Service Crews were still working to repair this issue more than seven hours later.

Around 12:30 p.m., the city announced that crews had repaired the water line and installed new valves. Water has been restored, however, the city is asking residents in the area to boil their water before they use it.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and thank residents for their patience,” the city writes on its website.

According to the map below, the boil advisory extends past the two streets affected by the initial outage.

(Image by the City of Xenia)

Until the city says otherwise, residents in the red area should only use boiled or bottled water for drinking and preparing or cooking food. To effectively boil the water, bring it to a rolling boil for one minute then allow it to cool before use.

For more information on the boil advisory, visit the Xenia website here.