UPDATE: BLUEFIELD, W.Va.– West Virginia American Water has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory for the entire Bluefield water system in Bluefield, W.Va. The advisory was issued Friday due to discolored water in parts of the system following the connection of a newly installed water main.
Crews have flushed the system extensively to clear areas with discolored water, and results of water quality testing have confirmed that water quality meets drinking water standards. Therefore, there is no further need to boil water prior to consumption. Customers will be notified of the lifting of the advisory by the CodeRED emergency notification system.
Due to differences in state drinking water regulations, customers of Bluefield Valley Water Works – West Virginia American Water’s subsidiary in Bluefield, Va. – remain under the precautionary boil water advisory.The company will notify these customers through the local media when the advisory can be lifted per Virginia Department of Health regulations.
West Virginia American Water thanks its customers for their patience and cooperation during this event. Customers are encouraged to share this information with other West Virginia American Water customers in the affected area. For more information, contact West Virginia American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-685-8660.