Do-not-use water notice issued for Camp Creek, Julian area of Boone County

A do-not-use water notice has been issued for the Camp Creek/Julian area of Boone County after state health officials said a blue toilet bowl cleaner from a church bathroom back flowed into the local water distribution system.

West Virginia American Water said in an alert posted on its website that the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health indicated that the contaminant has been isolated to one area of the water system.

Laura Martin, spokeswoman for the water company, said Friday about 320 customers are affected. She said a water tanker is being obtained, but it has not arrived in Boone County.

The water company said due to the nature of the contamination, it is not safe to use the water for any purpose. Bottled water or water from another safe source should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, bathing, food and baby formula preparation and all other purposes until further notice.

No timetable has been established yet on how long service might be affected.

Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.

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