Boil Water Advisory Issued for Some in Charleston

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A precautionary boil water advisory was issued Wednesday night for about 150 West Virginia American Water customers in the Loudenheights area of Charleston, according to a WVAW news release.

It affects customers along Kanawha Forest Road, Cane Fork Road to the Kanawha State Forest and Ferrell Hollow Road.

The advisory follows a water main break, which West Virginia American Water crews are working to repair.

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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