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Monroe Public Works Issues Boil Advisory
Monday, May 19, 2008 4:26:55 PM - Monroe Ohio

by Brad Collins

On Tuesday, May 20, 2008, the City will shut down the water main to do repair work on Serena Way.  They will begin working at 8:00 am and end when the repair is finished.  There will be no water available to your residence during this period.

After the water has been restored, there will be a boil water advisory in effect for a minimum of 48 hours.  This is strictly a precautionary measure that is required by the Ohio E.P.A. to to confirm that there are no contaminants in the water.  A sample will be taken after the water has been restored. When the sample results provide negative for an contaminate, we will notify you by door hangers that the boil water advisory has been lifted.

Under a boil advisory, it is advisable to bring the water you will use for drinking, cooking and all personal hygience (such as brushing your teeth) to a rolling boil for three minutes.  You may find additional information about the boil advisory at our web site www.monroeohio.org/departments/public_works/utilities/util_boil
advisory.cfm.  The boil water advisory will only be in effect for the residents that have received a notification on their door.

When the water has been restored, you may experience "red" water and you should not do laundry to avoid staining your clothes.
The water will clear up.  If you have red water, you may want to run your water for a few miknutes to flush the red water from your system. 

If you have any questions, you may call us at 513-539-7374.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Brad Collins
Director of Public Works

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