Boil water advisory remains in affect for Princeton area schools, 100 other customers

originally posted on September 14, 2016


PRINCETON — West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 100 customers in Princeton following a water main break on Old Bluefield Road. The affected area includes Princeton High School, Princeton Primary School, Mercer County Technical Education Center, Princeton Health Care Center, Morningside subdivision, City View Heights and the Middlesex area including the city park.

The company says affected customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that may be present in the water. 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.

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.

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