Spotsylvania issues boil water notice after water main break

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Spotsylvania County Utilities are advising residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.

This precaution comes after a water main break in the Rt. 1 corridor that caused the pressure to drop below 20 psi. Water service has been restored to all areas with the exception of Commonwealth Center.

Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, beverage and food preparation, and making ice until further notice.

Crews are working to isolate the break and restore the service to the homes and businesses that were affected from Fredericksburg to Thornburg.

Crews say they anticipate resolving the problem within 72 hours.

For more information call 540-507-7300, x 1.

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