Portions of Huntington Under Boil Water Advisory

From Press Release

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (June 17, 2013) – West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 90 customers in downtown Huntington. The affected area includes 1st Street from 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue, 8th Avenue from 1st Street to 2nd Street, and 7th Avenue from 1st Street to 3rd Street West. The advisory follows a break on a 12-inch water main, which crews repaired last night.

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, showering 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 West Virginia American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-685-8660.