Jan 04, 2018 : Notice to customers of Indian River Public Water System: Precautionary boil water advisory
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Notice to customers of Indian River Public Water System: Precautionary boil water advisory
Jan 04, 2018
The Virginia Department of Health, in coordination with the Chesapeake County Health Department and Aqua Virginia, advises residents in the Indian River public water system to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution until Aqua notifies you that this advisory is lifted. This precaution is necessary because a power outage caused a loss of pressure in the distribution system on Thursday, Jan. 4, and this loss of pressure could have potentially allowed bacteriological contaminants to enter the water system. This precautionary boil advisory is intended to ensure the health and safety of your family while we collect the samples required to determine if any contamination has occurred.
DO NOT DRINK TAP WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, beverage and food preparation, brushing teeth and making ice until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Boiling is the preferred method to ensure that the tap water is safe to drink. Bring all tap water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using it, or use bottled water.
If you cannot boil your tap water in an emergency because of a power outage:
- Use bottled water if available, or
- Water purification tablets may also be used to disinfect tap water by following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.
Aqua is collecting water samples in the system to confirm that no contamination has occurred. Test results are expected in two to three days. We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water.
For more information, call Aqua at 1.877.987.2782 or visit www.AquaAmerica.com
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly.
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