Boil Water Advisory Canceled for Parts of Haymarket, Virginia

originally posted on December 7, 2016

A boil water advisory was in effect for parts of Haymarket, Virginia, after a water main break left some neighborhoods with low water pressure.

The advisory was canceled Thursday night after tests showed no bacterial contamination.

The water main break was found between U.S. 29 and Wellington Road. The break affected water pressure in the area, prompting the boil water advisory.

Affected communities included: Heritage Hunt, Piedmont, Dominion Valley, Virginia Oaks, Town of Haymarket, Heritage Farms, Villages at Piedmont, Somerset, Hopewell’s Landing, Heathcoate Commons, Gates Mill, Parks at Piedmont.

The Prince William County Service Authority said the advisory would remain in place for 47 hours.

Residents were advised to boil their tap water or use bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing their teeth, preparing and cooking food and giving water to pets.

Beginning Thursday at 6 a.m., Harris Teeter grocery stores in the Madison Crescent (7910 Crescent Park Drive) and Heritage Hunt (13901 Heathcote Blvd.) shopping centers will distribute free 24-packs of bottled water, the supermarket announced in a release Thursday afternoon.

All Prince William County Schools were open Wednesday. The following schools had bottled water and food service: Battlefield High School, Bull Run Middle School, Reagan Middle School, Gravely Elementary School, Alvey Elementary School, Mountain View Elementary School, Haymarket Elementary School, Buckland Mills Elementary School, Tyler Elementary School and Pace West School.

School officials advised students to bring extra bottled water for personal use.

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