BOIL WATER ADVISORY Boil Water Advisory Issued For 275 Customers Along Paint Creek Road
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 18, 2013 10:59 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 18, 2013 11:08 AM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for about 275 customers along Paint Creek Road in Kanawha County.
The advisory is in effect for all West Virginia American Water customers in its Upper Kanawha Valley district following a boil water advisory that was issued by the Town of Pratt, which provides the water for this system, according to a news release from the company.
Affected customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that may be present in the water. Customers are asked to bring water used for drinking, cooking, bathing and brushing teeth to a full boil for a minimum of one minute, then cool before use.
West Virginia American Water also recommends the following steps:
* Throw away beverages and ice cubes if made with tap water.
* Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking.
* Provide pets with boiled water after cooling.
* Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms.