Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Customers in Salt Rock, West Virginia

Updated 4 years ago From WV American Water Release
West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 400 customers on, Bowen Ridge, Green Valley Road, Prices Creek, Pleasant View, and Camp Branch Road.  The advisory follows a water main break in Bowen Ridge, which West Virginia American Water crews are working to repair as quickly as possible and should have restored by 1 am. Customers will be notified via Media.

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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