West Virginia water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory in the Red House and Putnam Union areas of Putnam County, including Route 34 from Round Knob Road to Confidence Elementary School, Grandview Ridge Road from Route 34 to Steele Ridge, Lone Oak, Wilkie, and Antioch roads.
The advisory follows a water main break on Lone Oak Road, which drained a water storage tank. Once service is restored, 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, showering and brushing teeth to a full boil for a minimum of one minute, then cool before use.