Water boil advisory issued for Gum Street area in Alexandria
Richard Sharkey, originally posted on October 12, 2016
A water boil advisory is in effect for the Gum Street area in Alexandria.
Water pressure was lost during repairs to a 2-inch service lateral line in the 600 block of Gum Street, necessitating the boil advisory, according to Alexandria Utilities Director Michael Marcotte.
The boil advisory is in effect until further notice for the Gum Street area, including some customers on Pine Street.
It is recommended that all water consumers in the affected area disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods.
To disinfect the water, boil it for one full minute in a clean container. Shaking can eliminate the flat taste of the water, as can pouring it from one clean container to another or adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.