During the evolving coronavirus outbreak, The District remains committed to protecting public health and ensuring safe, clean water continues to flow to and from your homes. As a result, The District will be making critical repairs to our water system, which will impact your water service. To make these repairs, we will need to temporarily turn off the water to your home.
The temporary water service interruption will occur on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Though not expected, work may extend beyond these hours if technical problems occur. In the event of inclement weather or other technical problems, the repair work will be rescheduled and you will be notified. Please check your front door for more information.
During this water service interruption, if you need emergency assistance please contact our Project Manager John Sopko at (419) 354-9090 EX 175
How to Prepare
- The District recommends you store water for short-term use. Water for consumption can be stored in clean glass or plastic bottles/jugs. Water for other purposes can be stored in sinks, bathtubs, laundry tubs, coolers or pots. Please make sure that large containers of water are not accessible to children.
- Residents will be required to boil their water before drinking or cooking until Thursday, May 20 at 5 p.m.
- When your water service is restored, you may experience discolored water or have air trapped in your water lines.
- The District recommends not using discolored water to do laundry as clothes can become stained.
- After water main repair work is completed in your area, flush the COLD-water lines in your home or business using the following steps:
- Run all COLD-water taps for about five minutes or until the water runs clear.
- Begin with the lowest faucet in your home or business and then open the other faucets one at a time, moving from your lowest floor to your highest.
- Once the water runs clear, usually in less than five minutes, turn off your faucets in the same order, lowest to highest.
- You should also flush your refrigerator’s water lines.
What to Expect
- At no time during this work will it be necessary for a district water employee or contractor to enter your home
- Lane Closures: Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and expect lane closures, as crews work on Lewis Road and Lime City Road near Lewis. Safety cones will be in place to keep the work zone safe.
- Additional Noise: Generators, air compressors, road saws, and large maintenance vehicles are needed to complete this work.
- Home Access: The District will ensure residents have access to their homes during work hours.
Water is essential to our daily lives and we understand the inconvenience these types of projects can cause. The District appreciates your patience as we work to provide safe, seamless, and satisfying water services to your home.