Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Residential Area in Salt Rock

Edited from a Press Release
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (September 10, 2010) – West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for all customers on McComas Road, Tom’s Creek Road and Hash Ridge Road in Salt Rock.
This advisory follows a water main break that West Virginia American Water crews are working to fix as quickly as possible.

Once water service is restored, customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice. 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.

Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that may be present in the water. 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 (800) 685-8660.
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