EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSBOIL WATER ADVISORY
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Boil Water Advisory Issued For Communities In Montgomery Area
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 24, 2012 9:29 AM EST
Updated: Dec. 24, 2012 1:25 PM EST
Montgomery , Kanawha County , West Virginia
West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for about 600 customers in the communities of Montgomery, Handley, London and Hugheston.
In a news release from the company, it said the affected area includes Fayette Pike, Second Avenue/Rt. 61 West and Hillcrest Drive in Montgomery; First Avenue, Second Avenue, Third Avenue, Lower Drive and Church Hill Drive in Handley; Mercer Road, Williams Road, Hoskins Road, Wyatt Street, Lena Street, School Lane and Route 60 in London; and Stephen Street, Hughes Creek Road, Luke Street, Matthews Street, Rachel Street, David Street, Michael Street, Mark Street, Jacob Street, Sarah Lane, Benjamin Lane and Route 60 in Hugheston.
The water company said West Virginia University Tech, Montgomery General Hospital and most of the businesses in the main part of Montgomery are not affected.
The advisory follows a water main break, which drained a water storage tank. West Virginia American Water crews are working to repair the break and restore service as quickly as possible. Affected customers may experience low water pressure or a disruption in water service until
repairs are complete.
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 because most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms; and 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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