Boil-water advisory issued in Milton

March 30, 2019

MILTON — A boil-water advisory is in effect for Milton residents until Tuesday, April 2, due to a water main break that occurred on U.S. 60 near Advance Auto Parts.

The affected areas are Milton Plaza, John’s Creek Road, Lee’s Creek, Kilgore Lane, Ponderosa Drive, Hidden Brook, Trenol Heights and McGhee Street.

The break has already been replaced, but because no lab testing can be done over the weekend, the boil-water advisory must remain in effect until lab results are available, according to officials at Milton Water Works.

Residents are instructed to boil their water for one minute before using, as boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, bathing and food preparation until the advisory is lifted.

For more information, contact Jeff Miller at 304-743-3821. General guidelines on ways to lessen the health risk are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791.