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Boil water advisory issued for Shepherdstown

By Staff | Apr 7, 2010

Emergency voice messages were sent to water customers by the town’s Message911 system about Wednesday’s water outage in Shepherdstown. After water main ruptured early Wednesday along Flowing Springs Road just outside the town limits, many customers were without water, while others experienced very low pressure. Customers who signed up for the emergency notifcation program received the following message about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“This message is from the Shepherdstown Water Department. Due to today’s water system outage, the department is issuing a boil water advisory.

“Customers are advised to bring any water to be consumed be boiled for 1 full minute, then allowed to cool before consuming.

“This notice will remain in effect until the system is sampled and we can confirm that no contamination of the water system has taken place. This sampling has begun this afternoon and will likely take 24 hours to complete.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but is a necessary precaution.”

For updates about the water outage and the boil water outage issued Wednesday afternoon, contact Town Hall at (304) 876-2312 or visit the town Web site at www.shepherdstown.us