Boil water advisory in effect after repairs to broken main in Va. Beach

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 4:27 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH - The water is flowing again to part of the Oceanfront after crews isolated the leak in a 36" water main, but officials say you need to boil the water before you use it for drinking or cooking.

Jim Cherry with Virginia Beach Public Utilities says calls started coming in around 2:00 a.m.  Crews found the break in the 800 block of Laskin Road. Water was gushing from the large main.

"The line is off the road by a creek, so the water is going into that. It's not causing issues for drivers because the road isn't affected," he told WVEC.com.

People from Fort Story to Rudee Inlet had low or no water pressure until about 8:00 a.m.

As work continues, customers are advised to bring the water to a rolling boil for approximately one minute to help destroy bacteria that may have contaminated the water. Officials also say to get rid of ice cubes from your automatic icemaker and turn it off until the boil water notice is lifted.

Customers may use the water for non-potable purposes such as laundry, toilet flushing and bathing, they add.

Any questions, contact the Virginia Beach Public Utilities Laboratory from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 385-1400.

 

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