Boil advisory lifted in Swanton after water main break

SWANTON, Ohio (WTVG) - The village of Swanton is no longer under a boil water advisory following a water main break that disrupted service to the area and closed down a section of Airport Highway for several hours Thursday morning.

City officials lifted the advisory after receiving the results of water tests at 10:45 Friday morning.

That boil advisory affected 700 properties including the High School and Middle School.

Swanton's superintendent tells 13abc that students are asked to bring extra water with them to school this morning. The schools will also provide water to students.

The Swanton Fire Department worked through Wednesday night to pump water out of the parking lot at the Swanton Valley Center, a nursing home on the west side of the village.

The Swanton village administrator, Rosanna Hoelzle, tells 13abc it started with a problem in the fire suppression line at the facility that connects to the sprinkler system.

"We then shut off our main line here on Airport Highway, in order to stop delivering more water to the area,” Hoelzle said. “That affected a portion of the village in terms of water distribution to those residents in that area."

Hoelzle says residents affected by a boil water advisory will get tags on their doors.

The water boil advisory is for residents that live west of Main Street between Airport Highway north to village limits.

This is a developing story. Stay with 13abc as we learn more.