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Water Service Interruption / Boil Alert

May 1, 2014

The water main servicing the buildings listed below will be shut off at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in order for city crews to tie in the newly installed water line. Water is expected to be off for at least four hours while this work is being conducted. Once this work is complete, a boil alert will be issued for at least 24 hours until testing is completed.

15 North Cedar Street (attached to 200 W. College); 29, 35, 39, 45, 48, 51, 69 North Cedar Street; 197 W. Lorain Street; and 247 W. Lorain St. (Professional Services Building).

Boil Alert You are advised that when you use water from the buildings’ taps for human consumption, you should comply with the boil advisory. Examples include drinking, cooking, making ice, dish washing and dental hygiene. To comply, you are asked to boil the tap water to insure safe water by heat purification. The water should first be strained through tightly woven cloth into a container to remove any sediment or floating matter. After straining, boil the water vigorously for 15 minutes. Then allow the water to cool before using.

An End of Boil Advisory Notice will be issued as soon as tests indicate that the water is safe to drink. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 440-775-5200.