Some Huntington Customers Under Boil Water Advisory

Updated 4 years ago From WV American Water Release
Huntington, W.Va.  April 2, 2014 – West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 250 customers on North Edgemont Road, South Edgemont Road, North Altamont Road, South Altamont Road, Beechwood Drive, Plumtree Lane, Oak Lane, Sunset Drive, Hamil Road and Honeysuckle Lane. The advisory follows a water main break, which West Virginia American Water crews are working to repair as quickly as possible. 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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