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City of Akron Water Expands Precautionary Boil Water Advisory to now include small portions of Cuyahoga Falls and Boston Township


New Advisory impacting approximately 20 water service customers

City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of City of Akron Water
Published: 09-11-2023

Akron, Ohio, September 11, 2023 — 9:00 AM — Early this morning, another water main break occurred within the Cuyahoga River Valley on Akron-Peninsula Road near Ira Road.  The repair of this water main requires Akron Water to temporarily reduce water pressures resulting in expanding of the current advisory area.  The advisory now includes Akron water customers on Oak Hill Road, Major Road, Everett Road, Bolanz Road including 4683 Riverview Road, 4563 Riverview Road and 4451 Akron Peninsula Road.

As a precaution, customers on these roads and at those addresses are under a precautionary boil water advisory. Customers are advised to boil their water until further notice. Water used for drinking or cooking should be brought to a full boil for a minimum of 2 minutes and returned to the proper temperature before use.  This advisory will be in effect until further notice, but for a minimum of 18 to 24 hours after the repair is made and normal pressures are restored.   

Repairs to the water main break are expected to be completed today at which time water pressures will be restored to normal. 

Further, the loss of pressure may also cause additional disruptions in water quality including discolored water and/or potentially a temporary increase in lead levels in the drinking water. 

As a standard practice the US EPA recommends the following actions to reduce possible lead exposure in drinking water: 

  • 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. 
  • Use cold water for cooking, drinking, and preparing baby formula. Boiling the water will not reduce lead. 
  • Clean your faucet aerator regularly. 

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A press release will be issued when the boil water advisory is lifted.  Please contact the Akron 24/7 Water Distribution Dispatch at 330-375-2420 for further updates. 

For further information, contact:
City of Akron Water
Water Distribution Dispatch
Phone: 330-375-2420

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