BOIL WATER ADVISORY Residents In Several Communities Urged To Boil Water Before Using
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 31, 2012 9:10 AM EDT
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Slab Fork, Raleigh
, West Virginia
Raleigh County residents in several communities are being urged to boil their water because of a problem that occurred at the Beckley water company.
Areas affected were the Sophia area, Slab Fork, Hotchkiss, Acord, Mount Ury, Helen, Amigo and Stotesbury, according to a news release from the Raleigh County Public Service District. The Sophia area included in the advisory runs from the Hardee's in Lester to the Sophia end of Tams Mountain.
The district advises there is a high probability the water is contaminated, but no testing has occurred to confirm the contamination. Residents are advised to boil water for one minute and let it cool before using or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing clothes or dishes, bathing and in food preparation.
The problem with the water resulted from a leak on a main line, the district said.
For more information, contact the district at 304-683-4090. Guidelines to lessen the health risk are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
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