WILLIAMSON - According to information released by the Veolia Water Department on Thursday evening, several Williamson residents are being issued a boil water advisory and will remain under these guidelines until further notice.
Due to several breaks in the main line after frigid temperatures recently converged on the local area, those who live and work on Vinson Street, Mulberry Street, Oak Street and Academy Street, as well as Williamson Memorial Hospital are under this advisory.
Conditions indicate there is a high probability that the water in these locations is contaminated, according to the release. Testing has not occurred to confirm or deny the presence of contamination in the water, but is in the process of being performed.
Do not drink the water without boiling it first. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute. Let it cool before using or, if you prefer, purchase bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, bathing and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
The leaks have been repaired, but the advisory will remain in effect until testing is completed.