Boil alert issued in Campbell following water main break

Everyone affected is still advised to continue boiling their water

Water main break in Campbell closes one lane of Wilson Street.

CAMPBELL, Ohio (WKBN) – A water main break closed one lane of Wilson Avenue for a short time on Friday and resulted in a boil alert for some parts of Campbell.

The break occurred at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and 6th Street around 5 p.m.

The water department superintendent said an outside company is working on replacing water lines on 6th Street, and thinks that might have been a possible cause.

Crews finished fixing the break around 8:30 p.m. Friday. The closed lane on Wilson Avenue was reopened before the water main was fixed.

The water plant operator issued a precautionary boil alert for the second ward of Campbell, which was initially supposed to last 24 hours.

David Ramirez, maintenance operator at the Campbell Water Department, said Saturday afternoon that the lab where they submit their water samples to be tested only accepts those samples Monday through Thursday.

This means that they will have to wait until Monday to send in samples. Ramirez hopes to receive results by Monday night, but said they will most likely be in on Tuesday.

He also advised everyone affected to continue boiling their water.

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