Boil Water Advisory for Boone County City of Racine to start on July 22

originally posted on July 23, 2016


West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the areas in the city of Racine following a water main break that caused a disruption in water service today.

The affected area begins at Bridge Street in Bloomingrose and includes areas south in Bloomingrose, Comfort, Seth, Fosterville, Coopertown, Orgas and Keith. According to WV American Water, a water main break has drained several water storage tanks in the area.

Crews are continuing work to repair the break and restore service as quickly as possible. Once water service is restored, customers in the affected areas are asked to bring their water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, bathing, and food preparation 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. Once the system recovers, WV American Water will be collecting water quality samples in the outage area.

Customers will receive another message from West Virginia American Water letting them know when the advisory is lifted.

For more information, contact the WVAW customer service center at 1-800-685-8660.

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