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Boil-water advisory lifted in Shepherdstown

November 28, 2007|By DAVE McMILLION

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A boil-water advisory that had been in effect for Shepherdstown-area residents since last Wednesday was lifted Tuesday, said Mayor Lance Dom.

The boil-water advisory was instituted after a 12-inch water line along Shepherd Grade Road ruptured, town officials said.

Residents were advised by town officials to boil the town's water three to five minutes before consuming it in case any contaminants entered the line when it ruptured.

The town's water has been tested and it is OK, Dom said Tuesday.

There was some concern in town about whether people were adequately notified of Wednesday's water line break, although it was detailed on the town's Web site at www.shepherdstown.us.

To further help spread the word about such emergencies, Dom said Tuesday the town will be implementing an automatic notification service for area residents.

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For anyone who signs up for the service, residents will be notified by e-mail and a phone call for emergencies like the recent water line break, Dom said.

Dom said he anticipates the town will send out a letter to residents explaining the notification system to them.

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