Water samples from Belmont and Patterson Park are currently being tested. The City of Dayton will give an update later today once the results are available.
As of 4:45 p.m. today, all water samples from downtown have tested negative for bacteria, according to the city.
Before using tap water residents should do the following:
- If water has not been used for several hours, run until there is a noticeable temperature drop
- Run water for 30 seconds to 3 minutes before using it for drinking or cooking
- Clean your faucet aerator
The water main break included two pipes at Keowee and Ottawa streets and affect 27,000 customers, said City Manager Shelley Dickstein.
Water pressured was restored to 17,000 customers in the low pressure area by 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. However, about 10,000 customers in the high pressure area, which included Belmont and Patterson Park, still did not have full service restored by late Tuesday afternoon.