Precautionary boil water advisory issued for about 200 customers in West

originally posted on September 8, 2016


WESTON — West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 200 customers in the West Second Street area of Weston. This advisory includes a portion of West Second Street, a portion of Broad Street, Fall Street, Jonathan Street, Hunter Street, a portion of Gee Lick Road, Karl Street, Williams Avenue, Williams Street, Camden Avenue, Kunst Drive, Irene Drive, Sunset Acres, Craig Street, and surrounding streets.

The advisory was issued due to a main break on West Second Street which crews are working to repair as quickly as possible. Estimated restoration time is 10 p.m. Customers will be notified of the advisory by the CodeRED notification system, according to a press release.

Once service is restored, 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.

Once the system recovers, West Virginia American Water will be collecting additional water quality samples in the area of the outage. For more information, contact West Virginia American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-685-8660.

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