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Boil advisory lifted after water main break in Richmond Heights

The affected area included portions of Highland Heights, Richmond Heights, Lyndhurst, South Euclid, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights and Gates Mills.
Credit: Richmond Hts Police Department/Facebook

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio — A water main break in Richmond Heights caused a boil advisory to be issued for several surrounding communities.

That boil advisory has since been lifted, 3News confirmed Monday morning.

According to a Facebook post by the Richmond Heights Police Department, the "major" water main break was on Highland Road stretching west of Trebisky to Hillcrest.

Because of the water main break, Cleveland Water says organisms that cause illness in people may have entered the water supply. A boil advisory was issued for the area roughly bounded by the Lake County line and Highland Road on the north, Green Road on the west, Cedar Road and then Ridgebury Blvd. on the south, and the Chagrin River and then Brainard Road on the east. The area includes portions of Highland Heights, Richmond Heights, Lyndhurst, South Euclid, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, and Gates Mills. You can see a map of the affected area here.

Cleveland Water says it has no evidence at this time that the water system is contaminated. The possibility does exist that the water system could be contaminated and is issuing the advisory as a precaution.

This 54-inch water main break on Highland Road is on a water main not used for direct service to customers. However, it may also cause additional disruptions in water quality including discolored water and/or potentially a temporary increase in lead levels in the drinking water.