JUST IN: Boil alert issued

GROTON TWP. A major waterline break has disrupted service for 1,000 customers in southern Erie Count
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

GROTON TWP.

A major waterline break has disrupted service for 1,000 customers in southern Erie County.

Jack Meyers, the county's sanitary engineer, said the health department is issuing a boil order for residents of Groton, Oxford and Milan townships west of U.S. 250.

Customers are being told that until 10 a.m. Friday, they should boil water before drinking or cooking with it.

Bring the water to a rapid boil and keep it there “for at least one minute, if not two,” said Bob England, director of environmental services for the Erie County Health Department.

England said the health department will monitor water testing for customers to make sure it is safe. The health department will stay in close contact with the Erie County Department of Environmental Services, which provides water and sewer service for the county, England said.

Read more in Friday's Register.