GREEN SPRINGS, Ohio — The entire village of Green Springs is under a mandatory boil alert that has now extended into Wednesday.
A water main break was repaired just before midnight on Monday. The village was placed under a boil alert at that time, which was set to continue for 24 hours.
Now, the advisory has been extended to around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3.
The advisory may be shortened or again extended based on water test results. While there is currently no evidence detected of actual contamination, samples were collected from faucets upstream and downstream from the location of the break and submitted for testing. The tests require a period of 24 to 48 hours to confirm water quality.
Affected customers are advised by the Green Springs Police Department that water may be unsafe to drink and water should be boiled for at least one minute before being used for drinking or food preparation. More guidance from the CDC is available at this link.
The order is precautionary due to the potential for contaminated water to have entered the distribution system during the water main break.