The Virginia Department of Health in conjunction with the Lynchburg Health Department, and City of Lynchburg Department of Water Resources are advising to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes. This precaution is necessary due to a water line break on Ashbourne Drive.
The city said their contractor for the Blue Ridge Farms Utility Project hit the water main. Repairs should be finished Friday evening but the boil water advisory is in effect. Crews will spend the next 48 hours testing the water and should have an update by Monday morning as to whether the advisory is lifted.The following addresses and areas are affected:
• 1100, 1101, 1102, and 1103 Asbourne Drive
• Timber Court (Timbers Apartments)
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.
For more information call:City of Lynchburg Department of Water Resources (434) 455-4250Lynchburg Health Department (434) 477-5900
Updates to this story at: ABC 13