VERMILION — The entire city of Vermilion will remain on a boil alert for at least another day, according to Vermilion Water Plant operator Andrew Dodson.
The boil alert began in the city Friday evening when a surface clear well was exposed and surface water mixed into the well during a storm. Dodson said repairs were being made to the well to improve it.
“The idea of the whole project was to protect this vulnerability from reoccurring, but it ended up being the worst case scenario,” he said.
Dodson said the surface water mixing with the clear well led to bacteria levels much higher than recommended for consumption. He said employees at the plant are working to restore the water to proper levels, but the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency should make the final call as to whether the ban will be lifted.
Dodson said with high bacterial readings today, however, the boil alert will continue.
“It doesn’t look like it’s going to be lifted today,” he said.