UPDATE: City boil alert lifted

The final boil alert affecting residents and businesses in western Bellefontaine and along County Road 32 has been lifted, Bellefontaine Water Department Superintendent Tim Newland reported.

A series of waterline breaks came over the weekend after Bellefontaine was forced to route water from a broken west well field transmission line to smaller diameter mains along Sandusky Avenue.

The switch increased water pressure causing weak connections and lines on the city’s west side to burst.