An unmarked water line has been hit in the town of Ronceverte prompting an extended boil water advisory for residents.
According to Pam Mentz, Ronceverte City Administrator, this new water line break occurred on Thursday, April 22, when contractors working on the water line replacement project hit the line.
“No one knew that line was there,” Mentz stated. “It’s probably a 90 year old line that still had water in it. It wasn’t their fault. It wasn’t marked.”
This new boil water advisory coincides with another boil water advisory that was issued on April 20.
Customers affected include those in the downtown area, those along Teaberry Road all the way to the end of where water service ends (Shires, Second, Third, West, East, Taylor, Mountain View and Bakers Acres).
Residents on Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Elm, Rush, Walker, Matthew, Sellers, Clay, Ronceverte Avenue, Walnut, GHS Lane, Monroe, Locust, Mill, Edgar, Main, Frankford, Lewisburg, Summers, Beech, Landon Lane and Vine Streets should all boil their water before using, Mentz said.
The city will make a public announcement ending the boil water advisory when it is safe to do so.
Chesapeake, Vogelsong, Squirrel Hill, Gypsy Heights and the area at the O’Brien Apartments are not affected by this boil water advisory as they are on a different tank, Mentz concluded.