UPDATE: Parts of Lynchburg, Campbell Co. under boil water notice after water line break

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) UPDATE: Crews are finished fixing the broken water line on Route 460 in Lynchburg.

As part of standard procedure, Lynchburg and Campbell County is issuing a boil water notice to some customers. The following areas are affected: Pleasant Valley, Tyreeanna, and along Route 460 east of Campbell Avenueinterchange. Specific streets include: Poston Street, Holcomb Path Road, Rockwell Road, Kavanaugh Road, Aultice Lane, Carnell Lane, Tyreeanna Road, Pleasant Valley Road, Statham Lane, Turner Lane, Spinoza Circle, Nickerson Road, Channie Lane, and Concord Turnpike from the Lynchburg Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant east to Route 460.

Those customers should boil tap water before drinking it.

Customers will need to run the water until it's clear. Avoid washing clothing until the water is no longer discolored.

The problem is expected to be resolved by Saturday.

Here's the press release:


BOIL YOUR TAP WATER

Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.

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 Route 460 in the vicinity of Falwell Airport The following Areas are impacted: Pleasant Valley, Tyreeanna, and along Route 460 east of Campbell Avenueinterchange. Specific streets include: Poston Street, Holcomb Path Road, Rockwell Road, Kavanaugh Road, Aultice Lane, Carnell Lane, Tyreeanna Road, Pleasant Valley Road, Statham Lane, Turner Lane, Spinoza Circle, Nickerson Road, Channie Lane, and Concord Turnpike from the Lynchburg Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant east to Route 460.

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 a least 5.25%. Public health officials recommend adding 8 drops of bleach (1/4 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.

We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water. We will be flushing the water system and collecting water samples. We anticipate resolving the problem within 48 hours.

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Crews are working to repair a water line that ruptured near Falwell Airport in Lynchburg on Wednesday night.

People nearby may experience disruptions to water service for the next several hours.

The water line services the Tyreanna and Pleasant Valley areas, as well as a portion of Campbell County.