The Lynchburg Department of Water Resources has issued a Boil Water Advisory Notice. This notice has been issued due to a water main break in the Old Forest Road area that is affecting a large geographical area. The break was caused by a contractor installing guardrails along Old Forest Road. The following streets are affected:
Acorn St, Amelia St, Anthony Pl, Ardmore Cir, Ardmore Dr, Arlington Heights Dr, Ashley Dr, Atherholt Rd, Azalea Pl, Baltimore St, Belfield Pl, Bell St, Bennington Dr, Berkley Pl, Birchwood Dr, Blue Ridge St, Bobbitt Pl, Bonterra Pl, Breckenbridge St, Brenleigh Ct, Bristol St, Broadway St, Cardinal Pl, Carrington Rd, Cary St, Center St, Chapel Dr, Circle Rd, Clifton St, Club Dr, Club Terrace, College Dr, Confederate Ave, Craigmont Dr, Cranehill Dr, Dandridge Dr, Demott St, Devonshire Rd, Dorchester Ct, Downing Dr, East Cadbury Dr, East Woodside Ave, Eldon St, Elk St, Evergreen Rd, Faculty Dr, Falcon Hill Pl, Forest Hills Cir, Fulton St, Georgetown Dr, Glencove Pl, Gregory Ln, Halsey Rd, Heronhill Pl, Hill St, Hillside Ct, Hood St, Hopwood Dr, Hurdle Hill Rd, Indian Hill Rd, Interlink Rd, Joel St, Jubal St, Kettering Ln, Kulman Pl, Lakeside Dr, Landon St, Landover Pl, Langhorne Rd, Lansdown Pl, Lark Pl, Legacy Oaks Pl, Legacy Oaks Cir, Lemon Dr, Leslie St, Lindberg St, Link Rd, Linkhorne Dr, Macon St, Maher St, Middlesex Ave, Milford Ln, Milton St, Molly Stark Trl, Monticello Ave, Montridge Pl, Moorman Dr, Moormans Rd, Morgan St, Oak Hill Ave, Oakley Ave, Old Forest Rd, Old Langhorne Rd, Oriole Pl, Otter Pl, Overlink Ct, Page St, Peninsular St, Pleasant View Dr, Poindexter St, Rainbow Cir, Range St, Ravenwood Dr, Red Maple Ct, Reese St, Richmond St, Ridgecroft Dr, Robin Hood Pl, Rockbridge Ave, Round Hill Rd, Roxbury St, Savoy Pl, Sedgewick Dr, Sherwood Pl, Sky View Pl, Standish Cir, Staunton St, Sunset Dr, Tate Springs Rd, Thomson Dr, Village Park Ct, Wakefield Rd, Waverly Pl, West St, West Cadbury Dr, Westbrook Cir, Westerly Dr, Westhaven Pl, Wheatland Ct, Windemere Pl, Windham Ct, Woodridge Pl, and Yorktown Ave.
A Boil Water Notice is issued when there is a water main break of this magnitude. Anyone living in these areas is cautioned to boil all drinking water. Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.
Residents are cautioned to follow the advice noticed below:
?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 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 who 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 eight (8) drops of bleach (about ¼ 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.
Please share this information with everyone who drinks this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly.
The Department of Water Resources will alert residents through the media when it is no longer necessary to boil water. For additional information, call 455-4250.