Problem water valve replaced in local community; residents under a boil advisory

WEST ALEXANDRIA — After spending hours without it, water is expected to be restored in a Preble County community soon.

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A leaking valve in the center of West Alexandria was set to be replaced this morning, village officials shared on social media.

While the project was only supposed to shut off water for four streets, “unforeseen circumstances” led to the whole village being without water. It even caused Twin Valley Community Local Schools to let students out early.

Just before 3 p.m., officials shared that the main valve had been replaced and that “the system will be online within the hour.”

Once back up, residents will be under a boil advisory.

“Once the water is fully restored, as standard procedure, we will be under a boil advisory until we get results back from the lab with a negative test for bacteria per EPA guidelines,” officials shared.

Results are expected to be back Wednesday morning.

News Center 7′s Taylor Roberstson went to West Alexandria Tuesday to see if village officials could share any further information. As she reported on News Center 7 at 5 p.m., no one from the village was available.

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