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Dayton Cancels Boil Advisory; Montgomery County's Partial Advisory Remains

The Great Miami River is connected to the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer, where Dayton gets its water.
Lewis Wallace

City officials report all water-quality samples collected by the City of Dayton after this week's massive water main break showed no signs of bacteria.

The city canceled its water boil advisory.

A boil advisory remains in effect for parts of Montgomery County.

The county posted a searchable address list that customers can use to see if they are on the boil advisory list at www.mcohio.org/water.

County officials stress the advisory is not countywide.

The following areas are under a boil advisory: Harrison Township, Jefferson Township, City of Clayton, City of Riverside, Butler Township, and Trotwood.

The following areas are no longer affected by the boil advisory: Kettering, Washington Township, Miami Township, Centerville, and Moraine.

Cities with their own water systems were never affected by the boil advisory, including Oakwood, Huber Heights, Vandalia, Englewood, Miamisburg, Union and West Carrollton.

For residents still affected by a boil advisory, bottled water is available for pickup at the Dayton Foodbank, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday.

In a statement, the county recommended residents in a boil advisory area bring their cooking, drinking and oral hygiene water to a rapid boil for at least one minute before using.

Water for bathing does not need to be boiled.

For assistance in Montgomery County, visit www.mcohio.org/water or call (937) 781-2688.

Despite Dayton lifting its boil advisory, officials released a statement advising residents to do the following:

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 that may have contained lead that may have leached from plumbing. Clean your faucet aerator. Flushing water lines includes interior and exterior faucets, showers, water and ice dispensers.