A 5 day water conservation advisory and a 48 hour boil alert has been issued for all residents and businesses in the Village of Ashville.
The conservation advisory will run until Tuesday with the boil alert set to expire at 9:00 p.m. Saturday night.
The alerts are due to the completion of a water main repair project on Walnut and Church Streets. The repairs are finished, but a significant amount of water was lost during the process.
Due to the loss of water and the resulting decrease in water pressure, Ashville residents are being instructed to boil all tap water for at least two minutes prior to drinking for the next 48 hours and to decrease their use of water during the next 5 days.
The Village of Ashville has 550,000 gallon of water in storage; enough to last 1.5 days. The village does not want the distribution system to depressurize due to the unnecessary loss of additional water.
During the five day conservation advisory, no watering of lawns or washing of cars will be permitted.
Residents are also asked to consider:
-Taking shorter showers
-Turning off the water when shaving or brushing teeth
-Holding off on plumbing projects
-Delay or use only full loads when washing clothes or dishes
For more information, residents may contact the Water Department at 614-332-8755.