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Boil-water advisory in place for Ironton

A boil-water advisory remains in place for Ironton residents and many others in Lawrence County.

The Ironton boil-water advisory has been in place since early Monday afternoon when city officials found that muddy water had been seeping into one of the city’s water tanks following recent rains.

Ironton Mayor Rich Blankenship said the city had received calls about discolored water. After looking for water leaks in the area where the discoloration had been reported, a slippage was found around the city’s older water tank, which is below ground and located on a hill on U.S. 52 between the State Route 93 and the State Route 141 exits.

The advisory is in place until further notice.

Also, residents on several roads in Lawrence County are under a boil-water advisory due to a water main break Monday. Lawrence Water Corporation customers on the following roads are under the advisory: State Routes 218, 217, 775, and 141; County Roads 72, 73, 37, 13, 2, 62 and 64; Township Roads 225, 159, 177, 220, 97 and 141. The advisory does not include Hecla Water Customers.