Spotsy maintains boil-water advisory
Spotsy maintains boil-water advisory.
Spotsylvania continues to tell many residents to boil their water before using it, after a U.S. 1 water main break Friday.
Utilities staff is flushing the distribution system to eliminate issues from yesterday’s water main break.
County officials issued a boil-water advisory because water pressure dropped after the break, increasing the possibility of contamination.
The voluntary notice will stay in effect until officials get results from two consecutive bacteriological samples, each spanning 24 hours, a spokeswoman said Saturday.
They expect to issue an update Sunday evening.
The break near the Cosner’s Corner shopping center temporarily cut off water to homes and businesses along the U.S. 1 corridor, from the Fredericksburg–Spotsylvania line to Thornburg.
The impacted area extends from Kingswood subdivision in the north to Lancaster Gate in the south and includes big developments such as Lee’s Hill and Lee’s Parke.
The break occurred at 7:30 a.m., but crews quickly restored water everywhere except an industrial building on Commonwealth Drive, just south of Cosner’s Corner.
Deputy County Administrator Ed Petrovitch said rising temperatures could have caused the break, though he could not confirm that.