The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department has issued a press release about the statewide boil water advisory issued by West Virginia Bureau for Public Health released on July 2nd, 2012.
According to the press release, "The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department has since received numerous calls from concerned businesses and residents regarding their situation and questioning whether this advisory is applicable to them. This has resulted in much confusion to the residents and businesses of Kanawha County.
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department would like to clarify that only those customers of a public water system in Kanawha County that have lost water or had low water pressure or discolored water, should treat their water by boiling for one full minute at a rolling boil.
Permitted food facilities should operate as instructed by the Kanawha- Charleston Health Department. For these facilities, there are specific guidelines for operating under emergency conditions.
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department would like to further clarify that unless water and power were compromised as a result of recent storms or your water provider has issued a boil water advisory specific to your area, you are not included in the statewide advisory and may use your tap water without further treatment.
Complete information on this matter was released by the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department on July 2nd, 2012. Please visit our web site at www.kchdwv.org to further review this information. You may also call Kanawha- Charleston Health Department's Division of Environmental Health at 304 348- 8050 for further details on water treatment and operation of a food service during water or power outages.