HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — A boil water notice is in effect for the City of Hopewell.
City officials said the Virginia American Water Company is experiencing a power outage at their water treatment plant, which is causing residents to experience low water pressure or no water.
Virginia American Water has issued the boil water advisory as a precautionary measure for residents of Hopewell, as well as the subdivisions of New Birchett Estates, Cedar Creek, Cedar Creek West, Strafford Woods and Mulberry Woods in Prince George County.
The Hopewell Health Department is urging residents to conserve water.
Officials said you may start seeing an increase in flow and pressure in your faucet, but continue to follow the notice for at least the next 30-40 hours.
In response to the notice, Virginia American Water is expected to give out bottled water to affected residents on Sunday, January 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continuing Monday, January 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hopewell High School located at 400 S. Mesa Drive.
Residents should use bottled water or cooled boiled water for the following:
- Brushing teeth
- Washing dishes, etc.
Updates are available through Code Red, Nixle, the City’s Website and the City’s Social Media Outlets.
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