Water outage planned Wednesday in Sophia

Originally posted on October 4, 2016


Beckley Water Co. makes the following announcement:

Water service along East and West Main and Virginia streets in Sophia will be temporarily interrupted Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. due to repair work. This includes side streets, also.

A boil water advisory will be in effect following the outage.

The time of the outage is only the company’s best estimate of when it can get water off and make the necessary connections and changes and restore water service.

It is suggested that you collect some water prior to the outage for both cooking and drinking as well as for sanitary purposes.  Sometimes the outage is extended beyond anticipated time due to conditions beyond our control.

If we are unable to perform work due to unseen delays or inclement weather, work will be done on first permissible work day thereafter.

Raleigh County PSD has issued a boil water advisory for Bee Branch and Honey Lane on the Arnett system.

West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 75 customers in the Cunard area. The affected area includes Cunard Road, Creek Side Road, McGuire Hill Road, Brooklyn Loop and Coal Run Creek.

Ravencliff – McGraws – Saulsville PSD has issued a boil water advisory for Glen Fork at David Lays Road to the Jesse and Matheny areas.

Customers are advised to bring all water to a full rolling boil, let it boil for one minute and let cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, bathing, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

The City of Mount Hope has lifted a boil water advisory for its system.

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