Boil water advisory issued for Mercer County community

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MATOAKA — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health has re-issued a boil water advisory for the Weyanoke Giatto Water System in Mercer County.

 According to a press release, the initial advisory was issued June 30, 2006 and is being “re-issued due to failure to properly monitor the drinking water and lack of a properly certified operator.”

Officials said while this advisory is in effect, consumers are advised to boil their drinking water (a full rolling boil) for at least one minute prior to drinking, using for cooking, or hygienic purposes such as hand washing, bathing or brushing your teeth.

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