Miamisburg lifts boil water advisory prompted by water tower problem

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Mechanical issue cause of Miamisburg water issue

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UPDATE @ 7: 45 p.m. (June 29):  The boil water advisory issued Wednesday for approximately 150 homes west of the Great Miami River has been lifted, Gary Giles, Miamisburg public information officer, said in a statement released tonight.

UPDATE @ 2 p.m. (June 28)

Multiple malfunctions caused a water tower to empty in Miamisburg on Wednesday morning, officials said.

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Valerie Griffin, public works director, City of Miamisburg, said the source of the problem was a mechanical issue, when a water tower emptied.

Griffin said a booster pump did not activate and alarms that go directly to worker’s cell phones to warn of the low levels also did not activate.

The tower holds hundreds of thousands of gallons of water and is in the process of refilling, she said. Crews expect the tower will be filled sometime Wednesday night.

The boil advisory will remain in effect through Thursday and might continue into Friday.

Griffin said no contaminants have been found in the water supply and a boil advisory is required by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in these situations.

UPDATE @ 10:42 a.m.

An overnight mechanical failure has been pinpointed as the cause of water service disruption in Miamisburg, according to the city. 
Meanwhile, a water boil advisory has been issued as a result of a failure at a water booster station that affected about 150 homes west of the Great Miami River, said Gary Giles, city public information officer.

Giles said service has been restored, but that water customers may experience lower-than-normal water pressure and/or cloudy water for the next few hours because of air in the lines.

For more information, call the Public Works Department at 937-847-6635.

UPDATE @ 9:45 a.m.

The city is looking into the water service disruption, said Gary Giles, Miamisburg public information officer.

Some residents posted on Facebook that they noticed a water service outage about 2:30 a.m. while others discovered at 5 a.m. their service had been disrupted or had no water.

By 9:30 a.m. service was restored, according to a Facebook post by Melissa Stockler, but water pressure was low.

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

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FIRST REPORT (June 28)

Several residents have reported they have no water or low water pressure in the city Wednesday morning.

Emergency dispatchers received several phone calls about the issue.

We are working to bring you more information on this developing story.