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Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 @ 9:07 PM
Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 @ 11:49 PM
XENIA — Five businesses closed early Wednesday because of concerns about contamination risks following a water main break in Sugarcreek Twp. that has affected the Sugarcreek Plaza.
The Greene County Combined Health District was notified late Wednesday of a boil advisory because of a water main break. The five businesses have been closed until the boil advisory is lifted at midnight on Friday, according to the county’s website.
The broken main occurred at Wilmington Pike and Clyo Road on Tuesday, according to the county’s website.
Chipotle, Burger King, Noble Roman’s, QQ Hibachi and the Shell Station (coffee, cappuccinos, soda, etc.) are cooperating with health district officials in an effort to keep consumers safe from the risk of contamination, the district said in a statement Wednesday night.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recommends a boil advisory whenever there is a loss of water pressure in the system. Any operation that prepares, cooks or cleans foods are to follow proper guidelines to ensure the health and safety of the public.
If a business cannot arrange to have potable (safe) water to cook, clean, serve and wash hands, the business must close until the proper safeguards can be put into place.
While there is little chance of contamination, the health district said, the boil water advisory is issued as a precautionary measure.