WEIRTON - A boil order is in effect for all residents and businesses in the Marland Heights area of Weirton following a line break there Friday.
According to information from the Weirton Water Department, a water line broke in the 3500 block of Riverview Drive Friday. Crews worked throughout the day to repair the line, which necessitated them to reduce water pressure in the area.
Under regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health, anytime lines have gone dry, there is the possibility of contamination and utilities are to issue boil orders for the affected areas.
Water lines will be flushed and samples will be collected and tested to insure the water replenishing the system is disinfected and in compliance with federal regulations.
Residents and businesses in the affected area are advised to bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and then let it cool before using. Alternatively, bottled water can be used. This process should be followed for all water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, bathing and food preparation until further notice.
For more information on the water break or boil order, contact Sam Stoneking Jr., Chuck Tenaglio or Scott Klar by calling (304) 797-8566.