I now have something else to be thankful for — the City’s water tests all came back great — so the temporary boil alert that was imposed 2 days ago after a water line break for residents in the north end of town (around Riverbend) is officially over. Drink to your heart’s content. Now that the immediate crisis is behind us we can have a nice long talk with the gas company about their contractor who caused the water line break in the first place.
Here’s the official press release:
BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED
It is no longer necessary to BOIL water used for drinking or cooking.
The BOIL WATER ORDER was in effect for the following section of the City of Kent:
The area to the North of Fairchild Avenue
East of Wheeling and Lake Erie Rail Road Tracks (Fish Creek) and
West of the Cuyahoga River including all of the River Bend Subdivision
(The entire River Bend Subdivision both East and West of the river)
A break in a 12 inch water main caused depressurization of the water distribution system in the affected area. Water service was restored at approximately 10:00PM Monday, November 23rd 2009.
Water tests have been completed to insure that the water is safe for drinking. There is no longer any need for concern regarding the quality of the water.
Please accept our sincere apology for the inconvenience caused by this untimely water service disruption.
This NOTICE issued at 1:00PM Wednesday, November 25th, 2009.
Eugene K. Roberts, P.E.
Director of Public Service