STEUBENVILLE -- A mandatory water boil order for thousands of residents and businesses in the city was lifted at noon Sunday by Water Department Superintendent Bill Skinner.
The Labelle, Pleasant Heights, McCauslen Manor, Lawson Estates, Lincoln Heights, College Heights including Franciscan University, Bel-Air Terrace, Brady Estates, Manhattan Subdivision, Shirley Circle, Lower Hollywood Estates, Hollywood Plaza, Langley Avenue, 1400 through 2217 Sunset Boulevard, 1400 and 1500 blocks of University Boulevard, Brady Avenue, Spring Avenue, Elm Street, Mears Avenue, Terrace Avenue, Ward Place, Main Street, George Street, 900 and 1000 blocks of West Adams Street neighborhoods were placed under the boil order Thursday night after a main water transmission pipe ruptured.
Water service was restored to those neighborhoods within hours but the water boil order was enacted immediately.
Skinner said seven water samples from different affected areas of the city were collected early Saturday morning and taken to the Ream & Haager Laboratories in New Philadelphia for 24-hour E-coli and fecal coliform tests.
"The tests were negative so the water boil order has been lifted," Skinner announced shortly after noon Sunday.
"Health Inspector Tony Pasquarella is contacting all affected restaurants, medical facilities, dental facilities, doctor offices and businesses," said Skinner.
"I especially wish to thank the affected residents and businesses for their cooperation, patience and understanding during this extended time of inconvenience," declared Skinner.
Any residents that with concerns or questions should call the staff at the water filtration plant at (740) 283-6041.