Boil order lifted for Wellington residents, officials say water safe to drink

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WELLINGTON, Ohio (WJW) — A boil order has been lifted for the city of Wellington.

Officials say the water system is fully restored and the water is now safe to drink.

Mayor Hans Schneider said a 12 inch water line near the village’s reservoir broke Friday night. He said an estimated 1.1 million gallons of water leaked out, draining the village’s entire water system by early Saturday morning.

The line was repaired Saturday and water restored to the village’s 5,000 residents by afternoon.

However, Schneider said a boil order was put in place as crews flushed hydrants, monitored pressure and conducted tests to ensure the water is safe to drink.

“We certainly appreciate the residents’ patience and understanding. It had to be miserable to wake up this morning, on one of the hottest days of the year, to no water,” Schneider said. “But, we put together a plan: keep residents informed, fix the issues and then find a way to get good water into residents hands until we can get our good water back through their taps.”

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