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200 people are advised to boil their water after a main breaks in Huntington, WV

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About 200 residents in Huntington, WV are being advised to boil their water after a water main break. West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water notice for the customers from the Walmart at 1050 Norway Ave to Bonnie Boulevard, including East Campbell Drive, Locust Drive, Locust Terrace, Arnold Court, Rosalind Court and Wright Court.

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.

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 at 1-800-685-8660.