Certain areas of Montgomery County, including Sinclair’s campus, are under a boil advisory for the time being.
Citizens in the affected areas are to leave their water running for three minutes then boil their water for one minute before use and to conserve as much water as they can.
Huber Heights, Vandalia, Kettering, Englewood, Oakwood, Farmersville, Miamisburg, Germantown and West Carrollton are not part of the advisory, as they have their own water systems.
The outrage was caused by the loss of pressure from a significant line and a subsequent water leak. The location of the leak has not been confirmed, due to safety concerns.
This outrage has affected 400,000 customers who use the Dayton water system. In addition, the city is losing millions of gallons of water in its distribution system due to this.
“Crews have been working in the field, checking water valves along major distribution lines at river crossings to determine the break or leak’s location,” according to a statement from Bryan Taulbee, public affairs specialist with the city of Dayton.
The situation is still being worked on, with the leak expected to be fixed by this evening. City employees will continue to test the water for the following 24-48 hours before lifting the advisory.
Sinclair is open and taking precautions to keep students hydrated. Signs are posted throughout campus advising students to not drink from the water fountains.
The college is providing free bottled water at stations across campus for students. These locations are building 7 on the library loggia near the Tartan Marketplace entrance, building 14 second floor, the lobby of buildings 19 and 20 and Eaker Street.