Nitrate drinking water advisory affects local residents

(Nitrate advisory was canceled July 5, 2016.)

The Columbus Division of Water issued a nitrate water advisory effective June 30, 2016 to parts of Franklin County that are served by the Dublin Road Water Plant including the City of Grove City and village of Urbancrest. This advisory will remain in effect until further notice. Residents should not boil tap water because boiling increases nitrate levels.

Infants younger than 6 months of age and women more than 30 weeks pregnant are at highest risk for health problems because of high levels of nitrate. Tap water should not be given to infants younger than 6 months or used to make infant formula, juice or baby cereal. Bottled water should be used. Women more than 30 weeks pregnant should drink bottled water.

Residents affected by the advisory include those served by the Dublin Road Water Plant: portions of west, central, and southwest Columbus, as well as Grandview Heights, Grove City, Hilliard, Lincoln Village, Marble Cliff, Upper Arlington, Urbancrest and Valley View. For an interactive map of the advisory area, go to

Residents in the advisory area who do not have the means to purchase bottled water and have an infant under 6 months or are more than 30 weeks pregnant should call 2-1-1 or (614) 221-2255.  Call specialists at HandsOn Central Ohio will direct residents to locations distributing bottled water at no cost.

City of Columbus nitrate drinking water advisory including frequently asked questions

June 30, 2016 nitrate advisory