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August 22, 2019 8:34 AM

Boil Notice Laurel Circle

On 8/21/19 work is being done on a water line at Laurel Circle. The US EPA and the WV Bureau of Public Health require Public Water Systems to notify the public when the water distribution lines have gone dry in an affected area to alert them of possible contamination. Water lines will be flushed, and samples will be collected and tested to ensure the water replenishing the effected system is disinfected and in compliance with US EPA Bacteriological Regulations. Areas affected by this notice include All businesses and residents of Laurel Circle only.

What should I do?
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. If you live in the affected area listed above 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. Disinfection will be verified as soon as possible, and the boil water notice lifted.

What happened?
On 8/21/19 at 09:00 p.m., a repair to a water line was done on Laurel Circle. After repairs were completed, the lines were thoroughly flushed and refilled. Following the refilling of the water lines, samples will be collected and analyzed. Results of the tests will become available no sooner than 18 hours after being received. Once results have been verified as bacteria-free, another public notification will be issued lifting this boil water notice.

For more information, please contact Sam Stoneking Jr. at 304-797-8566.

General guidelines on ways to lessen the health risk are available from the US EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Please share this information with all the 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 Weirton Area Water Board

Public Water System ID# 3300516

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