PIKEVILLE, Ky. - A boil water advisory has been issued by the Mountain Water District for portions of Pike County, Ky., effective until further notice, according to General Manager Grondall Potter.
The potential for bacterial contamination exists due to a water line break. Water used for drinking or cooking purposes should be brought to a rolling boil for at least three minutes.
The affected areas are as follows:
Along U.S. Highway 119 from the Appalachian Plaza to the intersection of Ky. Route 199, including the communities of Belfry, Aflex, Black Gem, Forest Hills and Jerry Bottom, as well as along Route 199 to McVeigh, including all side hollows in Stone, McAndrews and the Pinsonfork area.
Also under the advisory are residents and businesses from Velocity Market on U.S. 119 at Hardy; those located directly on U.S. 119, Ky. Route 319 and Ky. Route 1056 including Turkey Toe, Blackberry, Ransom, Dials Branch, Hatfield and Blackberry, as well as all side hollows in these locations.
If you would like to speak with a MWD representative, you may call 606-631-3087.
This advisory will remain in place as long as any danger of contamination is believed to exist.