FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 2,110 customers in the Fayetteville area.
The advisory follows water main breaks in the area impacting tanks feeding the area. Some customers may experience low water pressure during this time. West Virginia American Water says crews are working diligently to make repairs.
West Virginia American Water advises customers to call if they notice anything out of the ordinary such as water flowing from vacant homes or flowing across a road in an unusual place.
The estimated restoration time is 10:00 PM Thursday, December 29th. Customers will be notified of the advisory by the American Water emergency notification system.
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, and brushing teeth to a full boil for a minimum of one minute, then cool before use.
Once the system recovers, West Virginia American Water will be collecting additional water quality samples in the area of the outage, which require a minimum of 24 hours for analysis.
Customers will be notified in the same manner once the analysis is complete and the advisory can be lifted. For more information, contact West Virginia American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-685-8660