~courtesy of The Perry News
The Xenia Rural Water District issued a boil advisory Sunday for customers in portions of northern Dallas County, southeastern Greene County and southwestern Boone County and all customers in the communities of Rippey and Beaver.
A broken main has caused the boil advisory to be issued, the company said.
All Xenia customers in the affected region are advised to boil all water prior to drinking.
Customers should first bring the water to a boil. They should let it boil for one minute and let it cool before using. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that can contaminate water supplies during a main break.
Customers may also use bottled water until the boil advisory is lifted, Xenia said.
The company said boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth and preparing food until further notice.
The water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes without boiling it first.
After the water service is restored, the Xenia Rural Water District will test the water to ensure it is safe for consumption.
The company said it will issue a notice to the affected customers once the boil advisory has been lifted.