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Boil water notice issued for Shawsville, Elliston

UPDATE – Oct. 28

A boil water notice is in effect for residents in Shawsville and Elliston as crews are working to restore water in these areas, according to the Montgomery County Public Service Authority.

Residents are urged to only use water when absolutely necessary through 5 p.m. Sunday.

The PSA said the boil water notice will remain in effect until water samples collected meet state and federal drinking water standards.

Officials said from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, affected residents can pick up bottled drinking water at the Elliston Volunteer Fire Department.

The PSA provided the following instructions for boiling water:

  • As water service is restored, please flush all cold-water faucets for approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Prior to drinking water from the PSA’s water system, bring the water to a rolling boil for approximately one minute. This will help destroy bacteria that may have contaminated the drinking water.
  • Caution: Use extreme caution with boiling water to avoid burns. Allow the water to cool before using.
  • Hot tap water is not a substitute for boiling water. Water from a water heater is not intended for drinking.
  • Additionally, if your freezer has an automatic icemaker, discard all the ice cubes and turn off the icemaker until the “boil water” notice is lifted.

Even if water service was not interrupted for some PSA customers in the Shawsville and Elliston areas, officials said they still need to boil their water before use.


According to Montgomery County officials, residents affected by the water outage can pick up drinking water Friday from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at the Elliston Volunteer Fire Department.

Anyone in need of assistance obtaining the water to do being unable to drive should call 540-391-4481.


Residents in Shawsville and Elliston are being impacted by a water outage.

The Montgomery County Public Service Authority said crews are in the process of fixing the issue as of 3:50 p.m. Friday.

PSA said crews are working to locate the problem and make repairs, and we’re told they will continue to work until the water is restored.

A restoration time has not been provided.

10 News will update this article as more information becomes available.

Source: WSLS News 10

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