According to a press release, West Virginia American Water has issued
a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 50 customers in the are of 5th
Avenue and 22nd Street in Huntington.
The affected area includes 5th Avenue from 22nd Street to 24th Street, and 22nd Street from 3rd Avenue to 7th Avenue.
Crews are working to repair a water break there as quickly as possible.
Customers in the affected area may experience low water pressure or a disruption in service
for approximately four to six hours until repairs are complete.
Affected customers should boil water before consumption until further
Customers are also 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.
Once the system recovers, West Virginia American Water will be collecting
additional water quality samples in the area of the outage.
For more information, contact West Virginia American Water's customer service center