VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A boil water advisory has been issued for all businesses in the Hilltop Mall Market in Virginia Beach effective immediately.
The advisory, issued by the Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities, will be in effect until at least 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7.
According to the city, the department is currently testing water samples from the affected area’s water distribution system to ensure the water is safe to drink.
A contractor working in the Laskin Road and First Colonial Road area earlier Tuesday hit a water main, city officials said. Utilities have found the source of the break and say water service should have been restored by 8 p.m.
The businesses affected by the notice are located at the following addresses, including the indoor suites:
- 1744 Laskin Road
- 1724 Laskin Road
- 729 First Colonial Route
- 733 First Colonial Route
- 749 First Colonial Route
- 753 First Colonial Route
- 757 First Colonial Route
- 741 Republic Road
The utilities will give an update on Wednesday after completing the first 24 hours of water sample testing.
All water samples must meet state and federal drinking water standards before the boil water advisory can be lifted.
“This is a precautionary measure,” said James Plaatsman, an engineer with Virginia Beach Public Utilities. Plaatsman said the department will make every effort to ensure that drinking water in the affected area meets all state and federal drinking water standards before lifting the boil water advisory. ‘water.
The city has provided the following instructions for boiling water:
Instructions for boiling water
When the water is restored, please flush all faucets with cold water for about 2-3 minutes. Before drinking water from the city’s public water system, bring the water to a boil for about one minute. This will help destroy bacteria that may have contaminated the drinking water. Caution: Be extremely careful with boiling water to avoid burns. Allow water to cool before using.
Hot tap water does not replace boiling water.. Water from a water heater is not intended for consumption.
Also, if your freezer has an automatic ice maker, discard all ice cubes and turn off the ice maker until the “boil water” advisory is lifted.
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