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Stow lifts city-wide boil advisory

Over the past 24 hours, the water in Stow underwent extensive testing to ensure the water is safe to drink.
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STOW, Ohio — After a “catastrophic water main break” over the weekend, the city of Stow’s boil advisory has been lifted.

According to a release from the city, over the past 24 hours, the water in Stow underwent extensive testing to ensure the water is safe to drink.

The announcement of the advisory being lifted comes two days after the advisory was initially issued that affected over 34,000 people.

According to regulations from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a city is required to perform tests over a 24-hour period to ensure that it is safe before a precautionary boil water advisory can be lifted.

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At this time, residents are no longer required to boil their water. Residents of Stow can go back to consuming their water normally.

Residents who are interested in learning more about drinking water after an advisory can visit the CDC’s resource guide. More information regarding the topic can also be found here.

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