Water Main and Valve Replacement Project to Cause Temporary Water Outage Monday for Rt. 10/Heath Creek Road Area of Barboursville

Updated 2 years ago From WV American Water Release
Barboursville, W.Va.  (August 26, 2016) – West Virginia American Water crews will be replacing a section of water main and a valve on Monday, August 29, along Rt. 10 and Heath Creek Road in Barboursville. The scheduled work will result in a disruption of water service for approximately 75 customers in the 5100 block of Rt. 10 and the 5100 block of Heath Creek Road from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Customers will be notified in advance through the company’s CodeRED emergency notification system.

Once service is restored, affected customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that may be present in the water. Customers are asked to bring water used for drinking, cooking, bathing and brushing teeth to a full boil for a minimum of one minute, then cool before use.

West Virginia American Water also recommends the following steps:
·        Throw away beverages and ice cubes if made with tap water;
·        Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;
·        Provide pets with boiled water after cooling;
·        Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms;
·        Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.

Once the system recovers, West Virginia American Water will be collecting additional water quality samples in the area of the outage. For more information, contact the company’s customer service center at 1-800-685-8660. West Virginia American Water apologizes for the inconvenience and will work to diligently to minimize the length of the service disruption necessary to complete the project and continue providing high quality, reliable water service.
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