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ALERT: Boil advisory issued for parts of Hamilton
HAMILTON, Ohio (Derek Drake) -- The city of Hamilton has issued a boiling advisory for some residents in the Enterprise Park area.
All customers in Enterprise Park and properties along and off of Gateway Ave. from Hamilton-Mason Rd. to Waterfowl Ln. are impacted by this boil advisory.
Here are some tips on how to ensure you properly boil and purify your water during this advisory, but it is best to utilize bottled water for drinking and cooking:
- Boil water vigorously for a least one full minute (after water begins to bubble). 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.
- Throw away any ice made during a boil advisory as freezing does not kill bacteria.
- After the advisory ends, you should flush your 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
This advisory will remain in effect until the water is determined to be safe. At such time water samples show no sign of bacteria, an "all clear" advisory will be issued to residents.
According to officials, the storms that passed through the area Wednesday morning caused a booster station malfunction which lead to a partial depressurization of the water distribution system.
Officials say if water pressure drops below 20 psi, bacterial contamination of drinking water may be a possibility.
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