Water shutoff, boil advisory set for Hamilton

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 18:06:54-05

HAMILTON, Ohio — While communities nationwide worry about lead in their water, a collapsed storm sewer means some Hamilton residents will have no water at all on Friday.

If the city has a theory as to why the sewer line collapsed near Waterside and Eden Park drives, it hasn’t said. But making the repairs will mean some nearby condos will have to go without water.

It will mean a precautionary boil water advisory for Friday, as well.

Resident Bob Hill said he and his wife have already stocked up on bottled water.

“We feel that we are quite well prepared for this short little inconvenience,” Hill told WCPO.

The shutoff also will affect nearby Eden Roc Professional Offices and Kettering Physician Network, where the staff said the more than 40 patients scheduled for Friday might also feel the impact.

“It certainly will be impactful not being able to use water for the 4 hours we were told the water will be shut off,” said Dr. Todd Grime, with KPN. “There are ways that we will be able to accommodate. We have water-free hand sanitizer.

“We are going to have to make sure that we have equipment that we have cleaned and ready to be used,” he said.

Crews on Eden Park Dr. will also be putting a valve in the water line while they make repairs to the sewer line.

They hope the repairs will be completed by Friday afternoon. The city will conduct numerous tests on the water before turning it back on.