All businesses and residences served by the city water department east of Interstate 575 and Breeze Hill Estates west of 1-575 are under the advisory.
A water main break off Shipp Street that was discovered Sunday night is the cause of the advisory, said Dave Hatabian, utilities engineer for the city of Canton. The line was fixed Monday, but the effects to a pump station and the Big Oak tank made the advisory necessary, he said.
“When we have this type of break, it has the potential of line pressure dropping and of drawing in contaminants into the system. State regulations say when it drops below a certain level we have to issue a boil advisory,” Hatabian said.
The engineer said with the line fixed, the engineering department will now collect samples and get them tested.
“Then the state will allow us to lift the advisory,” he said.
Testing takes about 24 hours and the earliest the ban will be lifted is sometime Wednesday, he said.