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Boil alert for City of Medina

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MEDINA, OH -

The city of Medina Water system, throughout the entire city, is being placed on a boil alert effective immediately.

This is a result of low water pressures in the city due to Avon Lake Municipal Utilities not being able to supply the necessary water to the city's elevated water tanks.

During the alert, residents are advised to boil the tap water to be used for drinking for one minute.

The city and Medina County Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin have worked collaboratively to tie the city in to the county water system which also has redundancy with Cleveland City Water.

In order to pump enough water from system to system, a fire truck was placed at a northern tie in location to increase water flow capacities.

Two other tie in locations were connected at the east side of the city and the south side of the city.

The boil alert will remain in place until further notice.  The request to conserve water has been lifted since there is an adequate amount of water in the city's elevated tanks. 

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