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Flushing Prompts Boil Water Advisory For Parts Of Northern Putnam County

Reported: Jan. 15, 2014 10:59 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014 11:40 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Kallie Cart) -- West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 2,000 customers in the Northern Putnam County areas of Putnam Union and Derricks Creek Ridge, this includes Confidence Elementary school.

The specific streets included are: Route 34 from Lime Kiln Road in Winfield to Fishers Fork Road in Liberty, Young Road, Wilkie Road, Grandview Ridge Road, Steel Ridge Road, Antioch Road, Scott Ridge Road, Low Gap Road, Williams Road, Manilla Creek Road from Route 34 to Amherst/Plymouth Wildlife Management Area, Bowles Ridge Road, Mount Etna Road, Crooked Ridge Road, Derricks Creek Road from Route 34 to Box 16991, Fishers Fork Road.

The advisory was issued after extensive flushing in the area caused a water storage tank to drain.

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.

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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