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Boil water advisory in Prince George

Posted at 10:05 AM, Sep 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-24 07:36:32-04

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- Prince George County is under a boil water advisory due to an issue with the county's water supply.

"Prince George Utilities Central Water System is currently experiencing a water outage due to a significant leak in the system," a county spokesperson posted on social media. "All customers should boil their water until further notice. At this time we do not have an expected time frame."

About 1,500 customers were impacted by the loss of water pressure, Prince George County Deputy County Administrator Jeffrey Stoke wrote in an email.

"Water pressure is starting to stabilize as County Utility personnel work to isolate the problem," he said.

The water issues prompted Prince George County Schools to release students early Thursday. However, they did reopen on Friday.

"Prince George High School, N.B. Clements Junior High, Beazley Elementary, Walton Elementary, and the Prince George School Board Office are without water service," a statement from the county's school system detailed. "If someone is not there to meet our youngest elementary students, the children will be returned to their school."

  • Prince George High School & N.B. Clements Junior High School were dismissed at 9:30 a.m.
  • Beazley Elementary School & Walton Elementary School were dismissed at 10:30 a.m.

After-school activities, including sports, were also canceled Thursday.

Details about the county-wide water issues have not yet been released.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.