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Water in parts of Martinsville unsafe to drink, boil it first, officials say

Work to repair the water line break in the 1000 block of Indian Trail was seen on Wednesday afternoon.

MARTINSVILLE, VA – The City of Martinsville issued a precautionary boil water notice for the area of Indian Trail, between Beverly Way and Sam Lions Trail.

The notice was issued Wednesday morning due to loss of water pressure as a result of a water line break, repair, and system maintenance, officials said.

There are 13 homes affected and notices were handed to these particular residents.

Officials said if you did not receive a notice, you are not affected.

According to officials, when water mains lose pressure there is an increased risk of untreated water and harmful microbes entering the water system.

Customers should boil water for drinking, brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, preparing food and baby formula, making ice and cleaning food contact surfaces or dishes.

It is recommended that customers bring water to a rolling boil for one full minute, allow the water to cool before using, and store the cooled water in a clean container with a cover.

The water will be safe to drink on Friday, according to officials.

For further information, contact director of water resources Mike Kahle at 276-403-5157.

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