Boil advisory issued for section of Alexandria
originally posted on October 24, 2016
Repairs to a 4-inch main line in the intersection of Winn and Third streets has resulted in the need for a boil water advisory in Alexandria.
Also, a boil advisory issued last week for the Parkwood Drive area has been lifted, according to the city of Alexandria.
The advisory is necessary because water pressure was lost during the repair process, possibly compromising the water. The advisory is for all residences and businesses between Winn and St. James streets bordering 5th and Main streets.
Everyone in that area should disinfect their water before consuming it in any fashion — making ice, brushing teeth, using it for food preparation.
To do so, boil water for one full minute in a clean container, starting after water begins to boil.
After the advisory is lifted, consumers should run their cold water faucets or drinking fountains for one minute, flush automatic icemakers through three batches of ice that should be thrown away, run water softeners through a regeneration cycle and run water coolers with direct water connections for five minutes.