Two water main breaks affect 1,000 households

ADRIAN — Two water main breaks affected about 1,000 households in southern West Virginia Thursday.  The two breaks occurred at French Creek ponds near the West Virginia Wildlife Center and the other break occurred just passed the intersection at Rock Cave near the Arlington Community Building. Manager at the Adrian Public Service District Nina Monroe said they sent out crews to fix the breaks at around 2 a.m. and repairs were finished by 2 p.m.

The Adrian PSD Facebook page said “customers will experience air in the lines, low pressure and water may appear milky through tomorrow as the tanks fill and the lines are flushed. The milky discoloration is air bubbles and will dissipate over time.” Areas south of the Wildlife Center are under a boil water advisory including Alexander Road, Rock Cave, Gaines, Frenchton and surrounding areas. Monroe said these areas will remain under a boil water advisory until they can take samples of the water and send them to the lab today. Monroe said receiving the results from the lab could take about 18 hours.

The Facebook page had instructions for a boil water advisory. “Bring all water to full, roiling boil and let it boil for at least one minute. Let it cool before using. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that may be in the water. You can also used bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, bathing and food preparation until further notice.”

Monroe said the Adrian PSD will be keeping the area updated with alerts, Facebook and will notify TV stations as well. Rock Cave Elementary closed Thursday.


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