EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSBoil Water Advisory Lifted For About 500 Customers In Clendenin, Big Sandy Areas
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 25, 2013 11:47 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 26, 2013 5:10 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
West Virginia American Water has lifted a precautionary boil water advisory for about 500 customers in the Clendenin and Big Sandy areas.
The advisory was issued Wednesday for customers on Thorofare Road from Route 119 to Sandy Brae Golf Course, Robinson Drive, Grandview Drive, Bethmont Drive, Liberty Drive, Highland Drive, Cromwell Estates, West Union Road, Harper Road, Harper Estates, Little Blue Creek Road, Grandview Estates, Rolling Hills Road and Osborne Mills Road, according to a news release from the water company.
The advisory had been issued following a water main break, which crews have repaired.
Results of water quality testing have confirmed that water quality meets drinking water standards.
West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for about 500 customers in the Clendenin and Big Sandy areas.
The affected area includes Thorofare Road from Route 119 to Sandy Brae Golf Course, Robinson Drive, Grandview Drive, Bethmont Drive, Liberty Drive, Highland Drive, Cromwell Estates, West Union Road, Harper Road, Harper Estates, Little Blue Creek Road, Grandview Estates, Rolling Hills Road and Osborne Mills Road, according to a news release from the water company.
Other customers in the area who experienced a water outage Tuesday morning also have been 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.
Once service is restored, affected 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 1-800-685-8660.
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