Boil Alert Continues - Water is available to all students
September 11, 2012
The following press release was shared by the City of Vermilion on Tuesday. Gallon bottles of water have been delivered to all schools, and more are available as needed. Water is made available to students all day at no charge.
The City of Vermilion continues to be under a boil alert. Rain caused turbidity to reach an unacceptable level to be in compliance with the EPA drinking standards. Turbidity levels are normal now and have been normal since late Sunday. The turbidity occurred when rain water entered the clearwell. The clearwell roof is 47 years old and the concrete beams shifted/separated and allowed rainwater to enter through voids in the clearwell ceiling during the rain on Friday. At no time during this period was there a high bacteria count.
Testing has been ongoing throughout this incident and there has never been any type of contaminant detected. The Contractor on site did not cause these problems they were there to help correct the problems and the City Administration is currently working hard to fix the problem immediately. We are awaiting EPA approval to lift the boil alert. We are asking the public to stay informed by tuning into Vermilion Channel 2,www.vermilion.net, and the local news and radio stations.