Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Approximately 75 Residential Customers in Barboursville

Updated 5 years ago Edited from a Press Release
Barboursville, W.Va. (August 20, 2014) – West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 75 residential customers on Huddleston Avenue and Nelson Court in Barboursville.  The advisory was issued following an 8” water main break on Huddleston Avenue which West Virginia American Water crews are working to repair as quickly as possible. Customers may experience low water pressure or no water until repairs are complete. Customers will be notified via media.

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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