Hopewell boil water advisory lifted

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Virginia American Water today lifted the precautionary boil water advisory for customers in the North and East areas of Hopewell after tests confirmed the water meets all state regulations for drinking water. Customers were asked to boil their water after water pressure dropped on June 1.

It is no longer necessary for Virginia American Water customers in the two affected areas to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking. Virginia American Water performed a series of tests that determined that the water meets all regulatory drinking water standards.

Virginia American Water apologizes to our affected customers for the inconvenience.  We appreciate our customers' support and understanding during this incident.

Virginia American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest publicly traded water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to more than 320,000 people.  In addition to its regulated operations, Virginia American Water operates and maintains the city of Danville's wastewater treatment plant and the water system at Fort Lee, serving an additional 58,000 people.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

In 2011, American Water is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a yearlong campaign to promote water efficiency and the importance of protecting water from source to tap. To learn more, visit www.amwater125.com.