Boil Water Advisory for Beechwood Manor
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Director, Engineering and Utilities
Boil Water Notice for Neighborhood of Beechwood Manor
Prince George, VA – Prince George County Utilities began conducting pipe-cleaning activities in the Beechwood Manor neighborhood today. During the maintenance activities, areas of the water system experienced low pressure zones, which could make the system susceptible to contamination. Residents are advised to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.
The boil water advisory is expected to last through Wednesday, November 2, 2022. Residents will be informed when they no longer need to boil their water.
DO NOT DRINK TAP WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, beverage and food preparation, and making ice until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Boiling is the preferred method to assure that the tap water is safe to drink. Bring all tap water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.
If you cannot boil your tap water….
- An alternative method of purification for residents that do not have gas or electricity available is to use liquid household bleach to disinfect water. The bleach product should be recently purchased, free of additives and scents, and should contain a hypochlorite solution of at least 5.25%. Public health officials recommend adding 8 drops of bleach (about Ľ teaspoon) to each gallon of water. The water should be stirred and allowed to stand for at least 30 minutes before use.
- Water purification tablets may also be used by following the manufacturer’s instructions.