Boil Water Notice – Wheeling 10/13/21
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
A boil water notice has been announced by the Wheeling Water Department and the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department for parts of Wheeling.
The City of Wheeling is notifying residents that on 10/13/21 a Boil Water Order has been announced. The Order is in response to a water line break and repair. When service is restored a 48 hour boil order will be in place. Areas affected include:
Downtown area: 190-206 17th Street
The health department also recommends the following steps: Throw away beverages and ice cubes if made with tap water; Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking; Provide pets with boiled water after cooling; Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms; Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.
Once the problem has been corrected a Boil Water Lift Notice will be posted and it is then no longer necessary to boil water before consuming. The health department advises: flush the water lines at each fixture by allowing the hot & cold water to run for 3-5 minutes, clean faucets and aerators, purge water using fixtures and ice machines (including ice cubes made with tap water that had not been boiled during the boil order), replace or clean filters on faucet filtration systems.
For more information contact the Wheeling Water Department at (304) 234-3835 or the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department at (304) 234-3682.