Gilmer Free Press
Public Advisory: Statewide Water Boil Advisory DOES NOT Include Gilmer County
This is an advisory from Gilmer County Office of Emergency Services, Gilmer County Fire Department, Gilmer County PSD, Gilmer County Health Department and the Gilmer County Commission:
The boil Advisory issued by the State DOES NOT include Gilmer County.
The water condition in Gilmer County is fine and all the facilities and water tank are in normal condition.
Residents and businesses in Gilmer County using water from Glenville Utility or the Gilmer County PSD are safe using the water as is and boiling is not necessary.
Following is the updated advisory from the State:
The VW Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health has issued a boil water advisory effective until further notice.
DHHR Office of Environmental Health Services Director Barbara Taylor said, "Due to the statewide power outages, any area that had low water pressure, no water service or cloudy water is being placed on a Boil Water Advisory."
The advisory will remain in effect until the water service issues a notice lifting the advisory.
"Any section of an affected service area will be on a precautionary Boil Water Advisory until the water provider issues a notice that the advisory is lifted," Taylor said.
While the advisory is in effect, consumers are advised to boil their drinking water (a full rolling boil) for at least one minute prior to drinking, using for cooking, or hygienic purposes such as hand washing, bathing or teeth brushing.
More information about water safety is available online at www.wvdhhr.org/oehs.