Water Boil Advisory


Water Boil Advisory - City of Marietta

Locations Affected: Customers who reside on Caro Lane will have water service interrupted due to emergency repairs on a 6-inch water main break.

Number of Service Connections (est.) 10-12

Once water service is restored the “Boil Advisory” will remain in effect until further notice. Cancellation of the “Boil Advisory” will be announced through local media outlets, the City of Marietta Facebook page, the City of Marietta’s website, and the Washington County E-Alert System. For further questions, please call the Water Treatment Plant @ 740-374-6864.

The water customers in the above-defined areas and/or adjacent areas that possibly could have experienced a loss of water service or pressure are advised to rapid boil* their Drinking Water for 2 minutes following the restoration of water service.

This Recommendation is issued whenever a water break emergency has resulted in the loss of water service. Water distribution repair workers have or are in the process of completing repairs. All affected water service locations have or will be flushed to re-establish our customers with a ‘safe’ water supply. This means that effective chlorine residual is present to provide protection against bacteriological contamination in the water supply. Bacteriological tests will be performed according to E. P. A. requirements. After the required samples are found to be total coliform negative, the boil advisory is canceled. If samples are positive for total coliform, the public will be re-notified and the boil advisory extended.

This advisory is made to provide the public an opportunity to choose to provide maximum protection with respect to the consumption of water for drinking purposes.

All customers should flush their own service lines through the cold water lines only until the water is clear. Brown (mineral deposits) or cloudy (air) water are normal discolorations experienced after a water service interruption.

*Customers should consider the dangers of handling boiling water and protect others at risk from potential hazards. Water should be left to cool to a safe handling temperature before placing in storage containers. Other sources of ‘safe’ water could be considered as an alternative to the E. P. A. recommended advisory.