CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- About 1,400 West Virginia American Water Customers in Charleston and South Charleston are being told to boil their water before using.
This includes about 1,000 customers in the Rockcrest Drive and Chestnut Street Areas of South Charleston. The affected area includes Rockcrest Drive, Princess Drive, Village Drive, Ridgewood Road, Lincoln Drive from Pike Street to Upton Avenue, Upton Avenue, Bridgeview Drive, Cobb Street, Hollyberry Lane, Greenland Circle, Ivywood Lane, Peachtree Lane, Wilson Avenue, Pike Street, Ridge Drive, Dominion Way, Knob Way, Shady Way, East Village Drive, Chestnut Street from Spring Hill Avenue to Hudson Valley Road, Hickory Street, Garnas Lane, Little Creek Park, Christa Circle, Ronald Drive, Fairview Acres, Airport Road, Oak Tree Lane, Myrtle Tree and Pleasant Valley Road.
A second boil water advisory has also been issued for about 200 customers in South Charleston including Richmond Elementary. The following streets are affected: Spring Hill Avenue, Wilson Street, Country Club Blvd, Meadow Drive, Marlanka Lane, Normar Road, Blue Sky Drive, Parkview Drive, Messenger Lane and Chittum Lane.
WVAW has also issued an advisory for the Upper Edgewood area of Charleston. About 200 customers including Edgewood Country Club are affected along the following streets: Gilbert Road, Viewmont Drive, Summit Lane, White Oak Drive, Woods Road, Stonewall Drive, Edgewood Drive from Cato Golf Course to Woodsview Heights Road, Woodsview Heights Road and Baker Lane.
Saturday evening, a fourth boil water advisory was issued in Charleston for about 75 customers on Mill Creek Road from Rt. 114 to Windsor Drive as well as Windsor Drive.
WVAW is working to repair multiple main breaks that have caused the storage tanks in these areas to drain.
WVAW officials recommend 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.
For more information, contact West Virginia American Water's customer service center at 1-800-685-8660.