Water coming back online; boil water advisory remains in effect for Cottageville PSD customers

by Katy Andersen, originally posted on June 15, 2016


JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Cottageville PSD have issued an expanded coverage area boil water advisory.

A water problem in Cottageville, Millwood, Mt. Alto and Evergreen Hills caused water contamination Saturday.

Cottageville PSD advises people in the area to not drink the water without boiling it first.

According to Cottageville PSD, there is a high probability that customer’s water is contaminated.

Testing has not occurred to confirm or deny the presence of contamination in the water.

Cottageville PSD crews are on site trying to determine the problem. They hope to have it fixed within four to five days.

The areas affected are:
Rt. 62
Conrad Hill
Flatwoods Rd. (from Conrad Hill Rd. to Weekley Rd.)
Rt. 331 to Kings Rd.
Rt. 2 / Rt. 62 Intersection to Constellium Entrance
Mt. Alto

The Cottageville PSD will inform customers when they no longer need to boil their water.

For additional information, contact Cottageville PSD at 304-372-4317.

General guidelines on ways to lessen the health risk are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

UPDATE 6/15/16 @ 12:13 a.m.
COTTAGEVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Water service in the Cottageville area of Jackson County has been restored but a boil water advisory remains in effect.

Service was disrupted for a week because a water line broke. However the project was not cut and dry because the line that was broken was actually in Mill Creek.

Crews laid a new line to replace the one that was broken.

The Cottageville Public Service District drained the tanks and they provided water at the fire departments and schools were opened up so that people could take showers.

The Cottageville Fire Department also delivered water to some residents.

A boil water advisory will remain in effect until water samples come back clean.


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