Boil Water Advisory issued for parts of Washington, Athens counties

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LITTLE HOCKING, Ohio (WTAP) - The Little Hocking Water Association has issued a Boil Water Advisory for several areas of Washington and Athens counties, due to a water main break.

While crews repair a water main break near the intersection of along Ohio Route 555 and Twin Bridges Road, a Boil Water Advisory is in effect for the following areas, until further notice:


Barlow Township - west of the Roadside Rest Area on State Route 550
Belpre Township - along and adjacent to State Route 555, north of the junction of Ohio Route 555 and Twin Bridges Road.
Decatur Township - all of Decatur Township
Fairfield Township - all of Fairfield Township
Palmer Township - all of Palmer Township
Wesley Township - all of Wesley Township


Rome Township - all of Rome Township
Troy Township - Houston Road; North Torch Road (North of Twp. Rd 178), Null Road

After water main repairs are made and water service is restored, it is recommended, as a precaution to safeguard public health, that all water used for drinking, preparation of food, or washing of dishes and cookware should be boiled for a minimum of three minutes prior to use.

Boiling of water should continue until further notice. Little Hocking Water personnel will be collecting water samples.
The results of the sample testing will determine when the boil advisory is to be lifted.

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