CITY OF BELLEFONTAINE
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
1st Floor Municipal Building
Vicki L. Stratton, Superintendent
UPDATE - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016
AS OF 12:20 PM - THE BOIL ALERT HAS BEEN LIFTED
BOIL ALERT IN EFFECT
September 30, 2016
There is a citywide Boil Advisory in effect due to the recent water main line break on Lake Ave.
The boil advisory was extended to include all consumers on the City of Bellefontaine waterlines late afternoon Friday, September 30, 2016. The City anticipates the results of the water testing on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 mid afternoon. Once we have received confirmation that the water contains no contaminants and is found safe for consumption, residents may again start using water for drinking.
During a boil water advisory:
Do not consume tap water that has not been disinfected, ice or drinks made from tap water that has not been disinfected, or raw foods rinsed with tap water that has not been disinfected. It is safe to shower and bathe as long as you do not swallow the water.
Disinfect water by:
Boiling at a rolling boil for at least 1 minute.
Safe alternative sources of potable water include bottled, treated or distilled water.
Once the boil advisory has been lifted:
Flush household pipes and faucets, as general guidance, run cold water faucets for 3 minutes each if they have not been used in the last 24 hours.
Flush home automatic ice makers: make three batches of ice cubes and discard all three batches.
Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
Flush drinking fountains and water coolers with direct water connections for 5 minutes.
BOIL ADVISORY FAQ SHEET