Don't Drink: City of Kent Issues Boil Alert

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KENT, OH (WOIO) - An alert out of Kent this hour.

The city has requested that all residents boil all water used for drinking or cooking before using.

The boil order is in effect for the following streets within the City of Kent:

  • West Main Street, West of Stonewater Drive
  • North Francis Street
  • Sunrise Drive, Sheri Drive, Colleen Drive, Gale Drive and
  • Evergreen Drive

A break in a 10 inch water main caused depressurization of the water distribution system in the affected area. Water service is currently in the process of being restored. Upon restoration of water service, the water should not be used for drinking or food preparation until further notice.

Boil water vigorously at or near 212 degrees F (100 Degrees C) for :0 full minute to kill any disease causing bacteria that may be present in the water. A microwave oven may be used to boil the water.

The City will issue another notice when water tests are completed to insure that the water is safe for drinking. Water test procedures take a minimum of 30 hours after service is restored.

For further information residents may contact the Department of Public Service at 330-678-8105.

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