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Notice to Customers of Prince George County Central System Waterworks
BOIL YOUR TAP WATER
Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.
The Prince George County Water System is advising residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution. This precaution is necessary due to a recent water main repair. During the repair, areas of the water system experienced low pressure zones, which could make the system susceptible to contamination.
DO NOT DRINK TAP WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, beverage and food preparation, and making ice until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Boiling is the preferred method to assure that the tap water is safe to drink. Bring all tap water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.
If you cannot boil your tap water....
• An alternative method of purification for residents that do not have gas or electricity available is to use liquid household bleach to disinfect water. The bleach product should be recently purchased, free of additives and scents, and should contain a hypochlorite solution of at least 5.25%. Public health officials recommend adding 8 drops of bleach (about Ľ teaspoon) to each gallon of water. The water should be stirred and allowed to stand for at least 30 minutes before use.
• Water purification tablets may also be used by following the manufacturer’s instructions.
We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water. To address this problem we are flushing, disinfecting and testing the water system. We anticipate resolving the problem within 3 to 5 days.
For more information call:
Waterworks contact: Jack Reed firstname.lastname@example.org 804-722-8706
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. ...
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