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Boil water order for parts of Prince George to continue through Friday, officials say

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Dec 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-15 17:34:15-05

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- A boil water order issued Wednesday afternoon will likely remain in place through Friday afternoon for parts of Prince George County, according to county officials.

The Prince George County Central water system had a "disruption" that caused a "significant loss of water pressure" while the Appomattox River Water Authority was performing maintenance, Prince George Director of Engineering and Utilities Frank Haltom said.

While the water authority has finished the maintenance and restored water, the Boil Water Advisory was issued for the entirety of the county’s Central water system, which includes the following areas/neighborhoods:

  • Temple Avenue businesses
  • River Road
  • Puddledock Area
  • Jefferson Point Apartments
  • Baileys Ridge Apartments
  • Independence Place Apartments
  • Branchester Lakes
  • Brickhouse Landing
  • Baxter Ridge
  • Birchett Estates
  • Manchester Mills
  • Rolling Meadows
  • The Meadows
  • Commonwealth Acres
  • Lee Acres
  • Bull Hill Road
  • Route 460 (County Drive) homes and businesses
  • JEJ Moore middle school
  • Clements Junior HS
  • Prince George HS
  • LL Beazley ES
  • Walton ES
  • Courthouse Road
  • Allin Road
  • County Government complex
  • Tinsley Charter
  • Laurel Spring Road
  • Southpoint Business Park

"In order to rescind the boil water advisory the County must flush, disinfect and perform sampling of the water system to ensure it is safe to drink," Haltom said. " The sampling must occur over two consecutive days."

As a result, officials said they expect "all corrective measures" to be finished by Friday afternoon.

"The County will issue a rescission notice upon learning the water is safe to drink," officials said.

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