LORAIN -- The Rural Lorain County Water Authority has issued a boil alert until further notice for the following customers:

  • In Columbia Township: Hidden Oaks Drive; Crocker's Landing subdivision.
  • In Eaton Township: Willow Creek subdivision.

All water being used for cooking, drinking or cleaning equipment that contacts food should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to use.

Coffee makers do NOT bring water to a sufficient temperature to sanitize water.

Restaurants and food service personnel need to put proper safeguards in place to have potable water to cook, clean, serve and wash hands.

Ice machines must be taken offline or they will pull contaminated water.

Vermilion is also under a boil alert until further notice due to low pressure from water main breaks in the city.