Wednesday, 20 April 2016 16:56

UPDATE Barberton Boil Alert Lifted

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Barberton officials say it's OK to use the water again, after a boil alert lasting a day and a half has been lifted.

All water use for Barberton water customers can return to normal, according to an alert sent by the city Thursday afternoon.

The Barberton and Norton schools were closed all day Wednesday and Thursday while a water main break was repaired, and the system was being returned to normal operation.

(Previous coverage) A big water main break in Barberton since overnight into Wednesday morning is still causing some problems.

Barberton water customers are still on a boil alert, as the repair of the broken 24 inch water main from the city's water treatment plant continues.

Mayor Bill Judge says that even after the break is fixed, they'll have to test the system.

"Once you pressurize the system, the potential for other issues after a break of this magnitude could arise," Judge tells WAKR.net, "so we're taking as many precautions as possible to make sure that the residents and businesses are safe."

Not only is the boil alert likely to be in effect until sometime Thursday afternoon, the Barberton and Norton school districts will also be closed again today.

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