Dayton water outage: City water director says issue is system-wide

All residents who use the city of Dayton’s water service need to boil their water before cooking or drinking with it until officials can find out what the problem is with the system, city Water Director Michael Powell said Wednesday night at City Hall.

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“We are experiencing varying levels of pressure and also outages system wide,” Powell said.

“The city of Dayton and Montgomery County’s water departments are working very feverishly to identify the problem and isolate it and we ask that the citizens continue to conserve water and observe the precautionary boil advisory.”

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Powell said additional crews have been called in.

“We’re still evaluating the problem,” city spokeswoman Toni Bankston said.

“We’re asking everyone to not use their water until we can evaluate the system,” she said.

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Dayton Fire Department District Chief Adam Landis said, “We have crews and equipment in place. We have equipment on the apparatus.

“We are prepared for this type of contingency that the crews are ready for and we’ve talked to the surrounding departments and we are ready to go,” he said.

“We have equipment in place and manpower in place and we are prepared for this type of emergency,” Landis said. “We have some additional equipment in place and apparatus to make sure we have adequate water supply.”

We will update this developing report as we learn more.