Nelsonville Utility Committee meeting Thu, 5/2/19 at 7PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

Nelso Committee Meeting

The City of Nelsonville Utility Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:00PM in council chambers at City Hall.  The meeting is being held to discuss water and sewer rates and other utility concerns. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Nelsonville W Washington St water line break, Madison St to Public SQ Mon, 4/22/19 boil advisory until 4PM Wed, 4/24/19

Nelso Boil Advisory

The City of Nelsonville Water Department will be repairing a water line break on West Washington Street today Monday, April 22, 2019. Water service will be turned off on West Washington Street between Madison Street and the Public Square. Once water is restored a boil advisory will be in effect for the affected area from Monday, April 22, 2019 to Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 4:00PM, unless notified otherwise.

When a boil advisory is in effect, we ask all who are affected to boil their cooking and drinking water for three minutes before being consumed.

Athens Co Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 600PM, Sun, 4/14/19. Seek shelter if threatened!

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 600 PM, Sunday, 4/14/19.

At 537 PM, a severe thunderstorm was located near Athens, moving northeast at 70 mph.

  • HAZARD – 60 mph wind gusts.
  • SOURCE -Radar indicated.
  • IMPACT -Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Albany, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, Amesville, Stroud Run State Park, Burr Oak State Park, and The Plains.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 900 PM for southeastern Ohio. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

Please report severe weather to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely. You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.

ATHENS CO TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 9PM, SUN, 4/14/19, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS

Tornado Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 9PM, SUNDAY, 4/14/19. WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

REMEMBER, A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.  PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, LOCAL TV, RADIO OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Nelsonville boil order for all of Marietta Road until further notice

Nelso Boil Order

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for all of Marietta Road until further notice.  Boil orders are put into place as a result of broken water lines or local flooding. When this happens, the drinking water may have been contaminated which can cause many illnesses.

Here are some tips to keep in mind, should you find yourself in this situation:
• Bring water to a full boil, and boil for three minutes prior to use.
• Use only boiled water for drinking, preparing food or baby formula.
• To improve the flat taste of boiled water, keep cold in refrigerator.
• Put a cup over your faucets as a reminder to not use tap water – not even to brush your teeth!
• Instead of boiling water, you can disinfect water by adding one teaspoon unscented chlorine laundry bleach for every five gallons of water. Let stand 30 minutes before using.
• Be sure to use sanitized food grade containers for storing water.
• To disinfect water storage containers, pour a solution of one tablespoon of unscented chlorine bleach to a gallon of water into a container. Let the solution remain in the container for 10 minutes, then pour out the solution. Rinse with purified water.
• Boiled or disinfected water can be stored for six months.
• Dispose of ice cubes.
• When washing dishes, make sure to sterilize dishes with a final dip in water that has one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water. Disposable tableware is an option during a boil order.
• It is also recommended you sanitize hands when washing. Again, use one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water and rinse hand frequently by pouring rinse over the hands. Use paper towels to dry.
• Water for bathing doesn’t need to be boiled. Supervise children to avoid water being ingested.