UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory Lifted for 1000 in Gallia County, Ohio

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 1/27/12 @ 12 p.m.
GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A boil water advisory has been lifted in Gallia County.

The advisory was issued Thursday after a water main break.

Nearly 1000 water customers were affected by the advisory.

According to the city manager's office, samples of the water were taken and analyzed and are safe.

The advisory was lifted at 11:15 Friday morning.

ORIGINAL STORY 1/26/12 @ 10:25 a.m.
GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Nearly 1000 water customers in the City of Gallipolis are under a boil water advisory.

The advisory was issued after a water main break.

Customers on Bob McCormick Road, Jackson Pike area from State Rt. 160 to Mitchell Road and Jackson Pike from State Rt. 160 to Shawnee Lane need to boil their water for three minutes before drinking, cooking or use for oral hygiene.

According to the Water Department, Holzer Hospital is effected by the boil water advisory, but they have their own water tank they are using during the advisory.

According to a press release from the city manager's office, there is "no evidence at this time that the water system is contaminated."

The water department is investigating the break and conducting samples of the water. That should take 24 hours.

Customers should boil their water until the advisory is lifted.

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