The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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July 10, 2012

Some still under boil water advisories

FAYETTEVILLE — As power outages ease up in Fayette County, there is still a lot of confusion about boil water advisories. So when do you need to boil, and when are you safe?

A statewide boil water advisory was issued July 2 by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health for residents who experienced low water pressure or no water following widespread power outages.

However, that doesn’t mean every household still needs to boil water.

The boil water advisory has been lifted for all West Virginia American Water customers in Fayette County, including those in Montgomery.

According to the company, full water service was restored to all those customers, and the results of water quality testing have confirmed that water quality meets drinking water standards.

As for residents served by local public service districts (PSDs) in the county, it is going to be up to each individual PSD to issue its own boil water lift.

Check with your local PSD if you have questions about whether your water is safe to drink.

The Register-Herald confirms that Gauley River PSD, Kanawha Falls PSD, Page-Kincaid PSD, Bellewood and Boonsboro all have boil water advisories still in effect. So do those in Pax served by the Willis Branch, Knob, and Bee lift stations.

Armstrong Creek PSD and Deep Water also have an advisory in effect, which will likely be lifted sometime today.

There was no response at Clifftop, so residents can assume an advisory is still in effect there.

Danese and Meadow Bridge are the only PSDs not under a boil water advisory in Fay-ette County.

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