Precautionary water boil advisory due to waterline failure

Monday, August 6, 2018

The City of Oxford has canceled the precautionary water boil advisory. No contamination was found in any samples; you may now use water without additional precautions.

The information below has expired.

The City of Oxford Water Utility has experienced a waterline failure in the area of Harris Drive on the campus of Miami University at approximately 5:56 pm on Monday, August 6.  Repair crews have isolated the damaged water main and have stabilized the system.  The City of Oxford Water Utility has issued a ***precautionary boil advisory*** for all homes and businesses serviced by the City of Oxford Water Utility.  Customers are advised to boil all water used for drinking and food preparation.  The CDC recommends the following steps to effectively boil water:

  • Fill a pot with water
  • Heat the water until bubbles come from the bottom of the pot to the top
  • Once the water reaches a rolling boil, let it boil for one (1) minute
  • Pour the water into the clean container with a cover for storage

Restaurant owners and managers: Read the Ohio Department of Health’s Food Safety Program for Potable Water Interruption in a Food Service Operation »

This ***precautionary boil advisory*** will remain in effect until today, Tuesday, August 7, at 8:00 PM.  Please check back here for additional information or call the Butler County EMA Emergency Hotline at (513) 785-5800.

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