Boil advisory lifted for all Dayton customers after water main break

Dayton Street crews work to repair a large watermain break along Keowee Street Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF
Dayton Street crews work to repair a large watermain break along Keowee Street Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF

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The boil advisory has been canceled for all City of Dayton water customers after water samples taken at 4:45 p.m. contained no bacteria according to Dayton officials.

A release from the city advises that customers run their tap water until there is a noticeable drop in temperature. Before using water for drinking or cooking, customers should run the water for 30 seconds to three minutes to flush any water that may have contained lead that leached from the plumbing. Customers were also advised to clean their faucet aerator.

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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
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The water main break included two pipes at Keowee and Ottawa streets and affect 27,000 customers, said City Manager Shelley Dickstein.

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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.