Boil Advisory Issued for Near Downtown

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (July 22, 2013) – West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 75 customers indowntown Huntington. The affected area includes 1st Street from Virginia Avenue to 7th Avenue, 5th Avenue from 1st Street to 4th Street, 2nd Street
from 4th Avenue to 7th Avenue, 6th Avenue from 1st Street to 4th Street, and 7th Avenue from 1st Street to 5th Street.

The advisory follows a water main break, which West Virginia American Water crews are working to repair as quickly as possible. Customers may
experience low water pressure or a disruption in water service for four to 12 hours until repairs are complete.

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, 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.
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