Boil advisory lifted for parts of Miamisburg


UPDATE @ 8:30 a.m. (Feb. 11): A Boil Water Advisory for parts of Miamisburg that was issued Friday is now lifted, according to officials. 

UPDATE @ 3:46 p.m. (Feb. 10): A Boil Advisory issued on Friday for parts of Miamisburg is still in effect, according to officials.

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Per a release, the advisory is expected to remain in effect until at least noon on Sunday. 

The Public Works Hotline for Miamisburg informs affected residents that it is safe to shower and do laundry, but they should boil drinking water for two minutes.

We will continue to monitor when the advisory is lifted. 

UPDATE @ 2:10 p.m.

A broken valve is believed to be the source of water issues in Miamisburg Friday, according to Gary Giles, Public Information Officer for the City of Miamisburg. 

“At this time, it is believed that a broken valve has caused an interruption in the distribution of drinking water. Repairs are underway,” Giles said in an email Friday. 

Crews hope to have the repairs completed and water service restored to all by tonight. 

A boil advisory has been issued for an estimated 1,000 people in effect until further notice, according to Giles. 

The city will also be distributing free bottled water from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., or while supplies last, at the Miamisburg Community Center at 305 E. Central Ave. 

UPDATE @ noon:

Miamisburg public works personnel are working near the Great Miami River in the area of the city’s well fields, but as noon approached a location of the problem had not been determined, said Gary Giles, Miamisburg Public Information Officer.

“I can’t pinpoint it yet. I don’t have the information where we can say who’s affected and who isn’t,” he said.

However, city councilwoman Sarah Clark wrote in a Facebook post on a Miamisburg community group page that the issue is due to a broken valve.

“There was a broken valve at the wellfield, water has been shut off at the source for a large portion of residents, unfortunately water will remain off the majority of the day,” Clark wrote in the post.

The water service problems includes the Miamisburg Civic Center, where city workers were fielding a “steady” amount of calls this morning from impacted customers.

Giles said the city regrets the issue and is working to resolve the problem.

INITIAL REPORT:

Three elementary schools in Miamisburg will be forced to dismiss early Friday due to water issues reported in the city, according to district Director of Business Services Scott Gilbert. 

The city posted on Facebook around 10 a.m. that multiple residents and businesses were reporting a lack of water pressure or no water service this morning. 

Crews were still working to identify the source of the problem and a boil advisory would likely be issued once the source was identified. 

Bear, Kinder, and Mark Twain elementary schools will be releasing at 11 a.m., Gilbert said. There will also be no afternoon kindergarten at any Miamisburg school, according to the district. 

Students who are not picked up by parents, unable to be dropped off at a designated place, or cannot be released at that time will be transported to Medlar View Elementary. Parents may go to Medlar View to pick up their students or we will transport them home at the end of the day.

All PM kindergarten in the district is cancelled for today.

City officials said the northwest and downtown areas of the city have reported issues, however stressed the issues may not be limited to those areas.

We’ll continue to update this page as we learn more. 


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