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Boiling Advisory Issued for Hamilton

HAMILTON, Ohio (WKRC) -- Sections of the City of Hamilton are experiencing a pressure loss of the water distribution system.

If water pressure drops below 20 psi bacterial contamination of the drinking water is a possibility.

In a press release the City is issuing a water boiling advisory for all customers in the following areas:

Columbia Heights
Columbia Woods
Southern Hills
Carriage Hill subdivisions

The City of Hamilton sends the following precautions:
1. During this advisory, those customers affected may assure purity of their water by boiling vigorously for a least one 1 full minute.  Boiling kills harmful bacteria that could be in the water that can cause illness.  This includes water used for brushing teeth, making ice & drinks, washing food, and even water for pets.

2. Throw away any ice made during a boil advisory.  Freezing does not kill bacteria.

3. After advisory, flush house pipes, ice makers, hot water heaters, water softeners, garden hoses and change filters before using for drinking and cooking.  Adults & teens can use water for bathing but be careful not to swallow water.  Young children should be given a sponge bath since they often swallow water.  Wash clothes as you normally do.  You can use your dishwasher as long as there is a high temperature cycle   

4. Utilize bottled water for drinking and cooking. 

This boiling advisory will remain in effect until a negative set of water samples are obtained, until further notice.  When the water has been determined to be safe (coliform negative) an ALL CLEAR advisory will be issued.    

This boiling advisory is a precautionary measure.  The likelihood of contamination occurring is minimal. 

For more information you can call 513-785-7550.




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