Boil water advisory issued for Belington

BELINGTON – The city of Belington issued a boil water advisory Monday to be in effect until further notice for all customers except those whose water supply comes from the Central Barbour Public Service District.

The advisory was issued following a main water line break, according to a representative at City Hall. The affected area includes customers along Routes 250 and 92 and those on Chestnut Street, Locust Street and Stringtown Road.

Following the line break, schools in Belington were left without water for a portion of the morning until noon, Barbour County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joe Super said.

“(The water) came on around noon, but we understand there’s a boil water advisory and we have precautionary measures in place,” Super said.

School officials at Belington Elementary and Middle schools distributed bottled water to the classrooms so that students who needed or wanted water could have it, Super added.

Drinking fountains at the schools were bagged so that students would not drink from them while the advisory was in effect, Super said.

A representative from City Hall said that Monday’s line break was not the first in recent days. Since Thursday, both minor leaks and larger line breaks have occurred in the area. The representative said it is believed to be a result of the recent subzero temperatures experienced from the arctic air that blasted the region.

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