Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Customers in Cyrus Creek Road Area of Barboursville

Edited from a Press Release
(HNN) – West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 50 residential customers in Barboursville. The advisory area includes any customers on Cyrus Creek Road, Mary Lane, Myers Road, Berry Lane, Bud Hollow, Johnson's Branch, Ridgewood and surrounding streets who have experienced low water pressure or a disruption in service this evening. The advisory follows a water main break along Cyrus Creek Road, which West Virginia American Water crews are working to repair as quickly as possible.
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 West Virginia American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-685-8660.
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