Notice to Customers of the Henry County Public Service Authority Waterworks
(Philpott / Upper Smith River Water Supply)
Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable.
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BOIL YOUR TAP WATER
Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.
The Virginia Department of Health, in conjunction with the Henry / Martinsville Health Department and the Henry County Public Service Authority (HCPSA), are advising residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution for the customers in the Parkway Drive / Summitt Road service areas. This notice is precautionary in nature and is necessary due to the loss of water pressure for these affected areas due to a waterline break Sunday evening, January 9, 2011.
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 ¼ 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.
To address this problem, we are repairing the damaged waterline as quickly as possible. Until and after we restore water service, you need to boil your tap water until bacteriological samples are collected and satisfactory results are received. We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water.
For more information please contact Mr. Michael.Ward, Director of Compliance & Technical Applications with the HCPSA at P.O. Box 7, Collinsville, VA 24078 or at (434) 634-2540.
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.