Boil Water Advisory In Effect For Portions Of Fayette County

OAK HILL (WOAY) – Residents in Fayette County will want to boil their water if affected by water outage from Monday Night.

West Virginia American Water customers in Oak Hill and the surrounding areas may experience low water pressure or a disruption in water service while crews work to repair a ruptured water transmission line along Route 19 in Oak Hill.

Crews are currently working to isolate the break and repair the line. The following areas may be impacted until repairs are complete and the system is repressurized: Oak Hill and the surrounding area, including the Fayette Cycle Mall, Walmart, Lowes, and nearby businesses as well as the communities of Gatewood, Mossy, Kingston, Scarbro, Glen Jean and Minden. We estimated that service will be fully restored in 12 to 24 hours. Once service is restored, a precautionary boil water advisory will be in effect. Bring water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, bathing, and food preparation to a full boil for a minimum of one minute, then cool before use.

Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that may be present in the water. When the system recovers, we will be collecting water quality samples in your area that must be analyzed for a minimum of 24 hours. You will receive another message from us letting you know when this advisory is lifted.

For more information, contact our customer service center at 1-800-685-8660.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will work to diligently to minimize the length and impact of this event

Tyler Barker
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