UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory Lifted in Southeast area of Boone County

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UPDATE 3/3/15 @ 7:25 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A boil water advisory has been lifted for customers in the southeast area of Boone County.

About 1,000 customers have been under the advisory for more than a week.

The advisory was issued on Feb. 21 for the communities of Williams Mountain, Bim, Barrett, Van, Gordon, Uneeda, Bob White, Wharton, Clinton, James Branch and Greenwood following water main breaks, which caused several storage tanks to drain. System-wide weather related impacts caused a longer than anticipated restoration time, but crews have repaired the breaks and the system has re-pressurized.



ORIGINAL STORY 2/26/15
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- 750 customers in Boone County who still don't have water should be able to turn on the tap Friday morning.

According to a news release from West Virginia American Water, sent out just before 8 p.m. Thursday, water should be repressurized to remaining customers in the next 12 hours.

In some cases water pressure is building, in other areas pumping stations are being restarted.

Water distribution sites are still available for those who need water. They are located at the Van Volunteer Fire Department, Wharton-Barrett Volunteer Fire Department and Spruce River Volunteer Fire Department

You are asked to bring your own containers.

Meanwhile, a boil water advisory remains in effect for some parts of Boone County.

According to a news release on WVAW's website:

West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 1000 customers in the southeast area of Boone County. The affected area includes the communities of Williams Mountain, Bim, Barrett, Van, Gordon, Uneeda, Bob White, Wharton, Clinton, James Branch and Greenwood. Streets affected are: Route 85 from (but not including) Boone County Hospital to the Wyoming County line including all side roads, Gordon Road and Williams Mountain Road. The advisory was issued following water main breaks which caused several storage tanks to drain. West Virginia American Water crews are working to repair the leaks as quickly as possible. Customers may experience low water pressure or no water until repairs are complete.



 
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