Clark County advising some Park Layne residents to boil their drinking water

The Clark County Utilities Department is advising customers in parts of the Park Layne area to boil their drinking water as a precautionary measure due to a water main break.
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The Clark County Utilities Department is advising customers in parts of the Park Layne area to boil their drinking water as a precautionary measure due to a water main break.

The Clark County Utilities Department is advising customers in parts of the Park Layne area to boil their drinking water as a precautionary measure due to a water main break.

According to a post on the Clark County, Ohio Facebook page, a water main break was found this afternoon near 1146 Bookwalter Ave. in the Park Layne Water District.

“The break will require a partial shutdown of water service in the area of Bookwalter Avenue between Gross Street and Carman Drive,” the post said. “About 25 homes will be without water while the water main is being repaired.”

The post explained that when water service is restored, those residents will be placed under a boil advisory until the Clark County Utilities Department determines that the situation is corrected.

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“Homes will be door tagged to notify residents of the water boil advisory,” the post said.

Residents in other areas of the Clark County Utilities’ water system are not affected by the water main break and do not need to boil their water, the post said.

The Clark County Utilities Department is advising residents in the boil advisory area to take the following steps:

• Fill a pot with water

• Heat the water until bubbles come quickly from the bottom of the pot to the top

• Keep heating the water for one more minute

• Turn off the heat source and let the water cool

• Pour water into a clean, sanitized container with a cover for storage

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Customers should use the boiled water for drinking, brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, preparing food and baby formula, making ice and giving to pets, the post said.

For more information and updates, call the Clark County Utilities Boil Advisory Hotline at 937-521-2150, option 2.

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