March 7th, 2019

Boil Water Advisory


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BOIL WATER ADVISORY

On 3-07-19 a water problem occurred on Garfield Avenue near 4th Street causing reduced pressure in the distribution system and the potential for contamination of your water. The areas that are affected are as follows:

13th Street south to 1st Street, Garfield Avenue easterly through the downtown area to Quincy Street and Green Street

A CONDITION OCCURRED THAT MAY HAVE PERMITTED A POSSIBILITY FOR YOUR WATER TO BECOME CONTAMINATED. TESTING HAS NOT OCCURRED TO CONFIRM OR DENY THE PRESENCE OF CONTAMINATION IN YOUR WATER.

(Conditions that may permit contamination: water pressure below 20 psi, total loss of water supply, dirty or discolored water and air in the water.)

Who would most likely be impacted?

Consumers with medical conditions that lower their ability to fight bacterial or viral infections, those with stomach or intestinal issues, the very young and the elderly.

What should I do?

EFFECTIVE BOILING DIRECTIONS. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice brushing teeth, washing dishes, bathing, and food preparation. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

What happened?What is being done?

A water main break occurred along Garfield Avenue near 4th Street. The water main has been isolated and turned off. Crews are repairing the break and distribution lines are being flushed thoroughly. Samples will be collected and submitted for testing. When test results confirm there is no a longer a concern, a notice to end the boil water will be issued.

For more information contact the Utility Board Office at (304) 424-8535 or at 125 19th St. Parkersburg, WV 26101. General guidelines on ways to lessen the healthrisk are availablefromthe EPASafe DrinkingWater Hotlineat 1(800) 426-4791.

Please share this information with all other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by: The Parkersburg Utility Board. State Water System ID#: WV3305407Date distributed: 3-07-19

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