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Hardin County Sheriff's Office
Thursday April 28th, 2016 :: 10:24 a.m. EDT


Water Main Break : City of Kenton


KENTON, Ohio. – April 28, 2016 -

The Kenton-Hardin Health Department has been made aware of a water main break in the City of Kenton.

At this time, the Kenton-Hardin Health Department is requiring that all restaurants in the City of Kenton to close until further notice from the Health Department. Thereafter, a boil advisory will be in place.

We are advising all citizens of the Kenton to use bottled/gallon water to use for sanitation and cooking purposes in the home until further notice.

At this time, stores such as will be opened:
• Grocery stores
• All pharmacies
• Gas stations (PROHIBITED: serving hot food and fountain pop.
PERMITTED: prepackaged food and prepackaged drinks).

Once the water is returned, the Kenton-Hardin Health Department is requiring all restaurants and residents in Kenton municipal water district to adhere to boil advisory protocols, advising all to use bottled/gallon water to use for sanitation and cooking purposes, until further notice.

At this time:

o Ice Machines (use store bought ice)
o Fountain Pop machines
o Coffee, tea, etc.
o Cooking with municipal water

o prepackaged food and prepackaged drinks
o boiling municipal water for hand washing utensils
o bathing and restrooms

Once Water is Restored: Boil advisory protocols will in place by the City of Kenton for consumption, cooking and sanitation until further notice.

The Kenton-Hardin Health Department continues to work with the City of Kenton agencies at this time.

Please stay tuned to WKTN and the Kenton Times for updates.


Hardin County Sheriff's Office
1025 S Main St
Kenton, OH 43326

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 419-673-1268

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