PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — The City of Petersburg is asking residents and businesses throughout the City to now boil all water and continue to conserve water due to new construction at the City’s main water line from Lake Chesdin.
Contractors are working to repair a 20-inch main water line that is currently being replaced. During these repairs, the City will have to isolate the water line, which may result in some customers experiencing loss of water services or low water pressure.
While initial reports said that the water is safe to use and did not need to be boiled, a boil order has now been put in place.
Some customers will reportedly experience loss of water services due to low water pressure.
City staff will be monitoring the levels of water storage tanks throughout the repair and will provide updates later tonight.
Residents and businesses having questions about water usage should call (804) 733-2407.