Kettering Water Update

Posted on May 28, 2019

***05.28.2019 – 2:15PM Update: TIPS FOR BOIL ADVISORY *** All those in the city of Kettering remain under a boil water advisory and Montgomery County is asking that everyone continue to conserve water.

Tips from the CDC on what to do during a Boil Water Advisory:

Boiling water

Fill a pot with water. Heat the water until bubbles come from the bottom of the pot to the top.
Once the water reaches a rolling boil, let it boil for 1 minute.
Turn off the heat source and let the water cool.
Pour the water into a clean container with a cover for storage.

Water filters

Boil tap water even if it is filtered.
Most kitchen and other household water filters typically do not remove bacteria or viruses.

Preparing and cooking food

Wash all fruits and vegetables with boiled water that has cooled or bottled water.
Bring water to a rolling boil for 1 minute before adding food to cook.
Use boiled water when preparing drinks, such as coffee, tea, and lemonade
Wash food preparation surfaces with boiled water.

Feeding babies and using formula

Use ready-to-use baby formula, if possible.
Prepare powdered or concentrated baby formula with bottled water.
Use boiled water if you do not have bottled water.
Wash and sterilize bottles and nipples before use.
If you cannot sterilize bottles, try to use single-serve, ready-to-feed bottles.


Do not use ice from ice trays, ice dispensers, or ice makers.
Throw out all ice made with tap water. Make new ice with boiled or bottled water.

Bathing and showering

Be careful not to swallow any water when bathing or showering.
Use caution when bathing babies and young children. Consider giving them a sponge bath to reduce the chance of them swallowing water.
Brush teeth with boiled or bottled water. Do not use untreated tap water.

Washing dishes

Household dishwashers generally are safe to use if the water reaches a final rinse temperature of at least 150 degrees or if the dishwasher has a sanitizing cycle.

To wash dishes by hand:
• Wash and rinse the dishes as you normally would using hot water.
• In a separate basin, add 1 teaspoon of unscented household liquid bleach for each gallon of warm water.
• Soak the rinsed dishes in the water for at least one minute.
• Let the dishes air dry completely.


It is safe to do laundry as usual.


Pets can get some of the same diseases as people. It is a good idea to give them boiled water that has been cooled.




***05.28.2019 – 11:45AM Update: The City of Dayton just updated the status of the Water System. While progress is being made, the system-wide boil advisory and need for water conservation is still in place. This DOES include Kettering. In addition, there is an urgent need to conserve water. There is no power to water pump stations. As a result, low to no water pressure water loss in Kettering is likely if power is not restored. We will keep Kettering informed today as more information becomes available.

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