ROCK CAVE — About 1,000 people served by the Adrian Public Service District are either without water or under a boil water advisory under further notice today, Thursday, Nov. 29.
Brian Shreves, director of the Upshur County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, told My Buckhannon there’s a major water leak in the Adrian PSD area near the West Virginia Wildlife Center (game farm), and crews are working to isolate it.
While some customers are completely without water, others who have it are advised to boil the water before use.
“There’s some that have it, and some that don’t,” Shreves said Thursday morning. “Those who do need to boil it.”
According to the Adrian PSD’s Facebook page, there is one main water break near French Creek ponds, but a second has just been discovered past the Rock Cave ‘Y’ intersection.
A message from the county’s emergency alert system, UpshurCoWVAlerts — WENS or wireless emergency notification system — said it’s unknown when water service will be restored.
In addition, Rock Cave Elementary School will be closed today, Thursday, Nov. 29 due to a water line break near the West Virginia Wildlife Center (game farm).
Upshur County Schools superintendent Dr. Sara Stankus sent an email to media outlets explaining the school will be closed due to not having water.
All other Upshur County Schools will be operating on a normal schedule.
Directions for boiling water properly per the Adrian PSD’s Facebook page include: “Bring all water to a full, rolling boil and let it boil for at least one minute. Let it cool before using.
“Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that may be in the water. You can also use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, bathing and food preparation until further notice.”
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