UPDATE: Philippi officials lift boil water notice

Boil Water Advisory
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UPDATE(6/03/19 11:31 a.m.)

The boil water notice issued for some Philippi area residents, last week, has been lifted.


ORIGINAL STORY(5/30/19 12:51 p.m.)

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – City of Philippi Water Department officials announced a boil water notice for some residents Thursday.

The following areas are affected, according to city officials:

Rt 119 from the AB tank to end of  the line past Philippi Mining and Rt 76

Alderson Broaddus University,

Airport Road

Evergreen Circle

The west side of Cherry Hill Road, from Frey Street to Mary Street.

The notice was issued after a problem happened while tying a new line into the AB tank, Thursday morning, officials said.

Officials encourage residents in those areas to 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 until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

Officials anticipate having the problem resolved within 48 hours and will inform residents when they no longer need to boil their water.

Residents can contact the Philippi Water Department at 304-457-3700 ext.221 for more information.

General guidelines on ways to lessen the health risk are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791.

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