Tuesday, 15 August 2023 11:16

Akron Lifts Boil Water Advisory Following Water Main Break Featured

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The City of Akron has lifted its boil water advisory for all customers along the Akron Peninsula Road corridor north of Bath Road.

This included some Akron Water customers located in Cuyahoga Falls and Boston Township.

Streets impacted included: Akron Peninsula Road north of Bath Road, Steels Corners Road West, Towpath Blvd., Deepwood Drive, Smokerise Drive, Laurel Valley Drive, Deepridge Drive and Circle, Bolanz Road, Riverview Road between Bolanz and Everett, Everett Road, Oak Hill Road, and Major Road to Stine Road. 

Water testing completed over the past 18 hours has confirmed the drinking water is safe. 

Yesterday morning, the City of Akron issued a precautionary boil advisory because of depressurization related to a water main break on Akron Peninsula Road near Bath Road. The water main break was repaired within a few hours and pressure was completely restored to all customers in the affected area.

EPA regulations require the City to perform testing to ensure that the drinking water is safe before a precautionary boil water advisory can be lifted. At this time, all affected Akron Water customers are no longer required to boil their drinking water or take any special precautions. Water is safe to consume and can be used normally.

City officials advise that you may experience periodic discoloration or cloudiness of water for the next day or two.

Discoloration is faint yellow or brown in color, while cloudiness can have the appearance of weak milk. Discoloration results from drinking water scouring the inside of water mains due to the main break. If this should happen, open every cold-water faucet and bath/shower fixture in your home at the same time and flush for five minutes until clear. Cloudiness is the result of dissolved air and will eventually clear itself out. Neither discoloration nor cloudiness are reasons to be concerned about the safety of the water over the next couple of days.

Questions should be directed to Akron Water Distribution Dispatch at (330) 375-2420.

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