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UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Part of Northern Putnam County, W.Va.

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 1/17/14 @ 3:55 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia American Water has lifted the precautionary boil advisory for approximately 2000 customers in Northern Putnam County.

The specific streets included in the advisory were: 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.



ORIGINAL STORY 1/16/14 @ 12:15 a.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A boil water advisory was issued late Wednesday night for about 2,000 residential customers in parts of northern Putnam County, according to a news release from West Virginia American Water.

Those areas are along Putnam Union and Derricks Creek Ridge, including Confidence Elementary. 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.

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.

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