Water boil advisory issued for Vicky Lane area in Alexandria

By Richard Sharkey, originally posted on August 3, 2016


The Vicky Lane area in Alexandria is under a water boil advisory.

Water pressure was lost during repairs to two 2-inch service lateral lines in the 400 block of Vicky Lane, and the water in the area may have been compromised, according to Alexandria Utility Director Michael Marcotte.

The boil advisory is in effect until further notice for all properties in the area of Vicky Lane.

It is recommended that all 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.

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