WINDHAM, Ohio -- Authorities have triggered a warning to Windham residents after manganese was found in the water system.
“The Village of Windham water system is making adjustments to its treatment processes to help reduce manganese levels,” the police department posted on Facebook. “We are working closely with local and state public health agencies to address and resolve the situation.”
It’s urged that pregnant women and infants 1 year and younger avoid drinking the water.
Bottled water is being provided for residents, and can be picked up at the Windham Fire Station. Anybody unable to retrieve the bottled water is asked to call 330-326-2225.
The following list was also posted on what residents should be doing:
• INFANTS (less than 1 year) AND NURSING OR PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD NOT DRINK THE WATER; An alternative water should be used for drinking, making infant formula, making ice, and preparing food.
• Healthy adults may continue to drink the water, use the water for bathing, washing hands and washing dishes. The water may be used for flushing toilets.
• Bottle fed infants and children younger than school age must be supervised while bathing to prevent accidental ingestion of water.
• Do not boil the water. Boiling the water will not destroy manganese.
• Consuming water containing manganese may result in damage to the central nervous system.