Town of Culpeper officials have issued a boil water advisory to customers in the south end of town affected by low water pressure and loss of service.
Notice to Customers of Town Of Culpeper South Waterworks
BOIL YOUR TAP WATER
Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.
The Town Of Culpeper Water System is advising residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution. This precaution is necessary because a water main break that occurred on 8-13-12 at 7:30 P.M. near the Safeway Grocery Store.
DO NOT DRINK TAP WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, beverage and food preparation, and making ice until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Boiling is the preferred method to assure that the tap water is safe to drink. Bring all tap water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.
If you cannot boil your tap water….
An alternative method of purification for residents that do not have gas or electricity available is to use liquid household bleach to disinfect water. The bleach product should be recently purchased, free of additives and scents, and should contain a hypochlorite solution of at least 5.25%. Public health officials recommend adding 8 drops of bleach (about ¼ teaspoon) to each gallon of water. The water should be stirred and allowed to stand for at least 30 minutes before use.
Water purification tablets may also be used by following the manufacturer's instructions.
We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water. To address this problem we are fixing the water leak and re-pressurizing the system. We anticipate resolving the problem within 48hours.