WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION AND DRINKING WATER BOIL ADVISORY NOTICE 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 – 9:20am

AFFECTED AREA:
Artino Street between East Lorain Street & Creekside Drive

The Boil Advisory for this area has been LIFTED. Thank you for your patience while our crews resolved the issue.


The Oberlin Water Division has issued a Boil Advisory for residences/businesses in the area listed above.  The water main servicing your residence or business has been shut down due to an emergency repair situation or for scheduled maintenance. This causes a loss of water pressure, resulting in a boil advisory for the affected area. When water service is restored in your area, the boil advisory will continue until tests confirm that the water is absent of contaminants.

Water customers in this area are advised to boil tap water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, dish washing, and dental hygiene to ensure safe water by heat purification.  Boil the water vigorously for 1 minute, then allow the water to cool before using.  The water service interruption may also cause additional disruptions in water quality, including discolored water and/or a potential temporary increase in lead levels in the drinking water.  Please note that this advisory is only for those within the affected area where the water main was without pressure and subject to contamination.  It is probable that surrounding areas are not affected by the water service interruption.

After the water main has been repaired or replaced, water samples will be collected for bacteria analysis. Bacteria analysis will require a minimum of 24 hours. The detection of bacteria during analysis may extend the boil advisory period.


If your residence/business has been identified above as potentially containing lead-based plumbing materials, please see the following recommendations from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to reduce possible lead exposure in drinking water:

  • If water has not been used for several hours, run the tap until there is a noticeable temperature drop. Then, run water for 30 seconds to 3 minutes before using it for drinking and cooking.  This helps flush water out that may have contained lead that may have leached from plumbing.
  • Use cold water for cooking, drinking and preparing baby formula. Boiling the water will not reduce lead.
  • Clean your faucet aerator regularly.

For additional information on drinking water safety, contact the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or visit www.drinktap.org or www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

End of Boil Advisory Notices will be issued to you as soon as the Boil Advisory has been lifted.  Thank you for your patience while our crews resolve these issues and for your cooperation in following these guidelines established by the Environmental Protection Agency to safeguard your health.  If you have questions, please contact the Oberlin Water Division at 440-775-7291 – Ext. 3.


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