HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - The boil water advisory has been lifted for the City of Hopewell.
The advisory included the Hopewell district, as well as the subdivisions of New Birchett Estates, Cedar Creek, Cedar Creek West, Stratford Woods and Mullberry Woods in Prince George County.
Hopewell Public Schools announced Sunday morning that students are not to attend school on Monday and Tuesday, because of the precautionary boil water advisory. Teachers and staff members are still to report on time for an administrative workday.
Parts of the Virginia America Water Company’s Hopewell district were experiencing low water pressure or no water. The company was also experiencing issues after a power outage at its water treatment plant in Hopewell.
Customers no longer need to boil water but citizens in the impacted areas should flush household pipes, ice makers and water fountains before drinking or cooking by doing the following steps:
- Run a cold water faucet in your home for 3-5 minutes.
- To flush automatic ice makers, make three batches of ice and discard.
- Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines specified in the owner’s manual.
- Run drinking water fountains for one minute at the highest flow rate possible.
Officials are asked residents to refrain from using water for non-essential activities such as laundry and car washing.
The boil water advisory is a standard precaution that is taken whenever there is a loss of pressure in water mains.
Water bottles were handed out on Sunday to impacted customers.
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