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Boil Water Advisory Issued For 50 Customers In Huntington

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 12, 2013 3:58 PM EST

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Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia

West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for about 50 customers in Huntington.

The affected area includes Seventh Avenue from Gill Street to Fifth Street and First Street from Sixth Avenue to Eighth Avenue, according to a news release from the water company.

The advisory follows a water main break on Seventh Avenue, which West Virginia American Water crews are working to repair as quickly as possible. Affected customers may experience low water pressure or a temporary disruption in water service until repairs are complete, which is estimated to be about 8 p.m., the water company said.

Once service is restored, affected customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice. Customers are asked to bring water used for drinking, cooking, bathing, showering 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;
* Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.

Once the system recovers, West Virginia American Water will be collecting additional water quality samples in the area of the outage. For more information, contact West Virginia American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-685-8660.



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