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Boil-water advisory lifted in northern Albemarle County

Three days after it was announced, a boil-water advisory for northern Albemarle County has been lifted.

A water main break near the Camelot subdivision on Thursday of last week prompted the Albemarle County Service Authority to issue the advisory.

Leaks and breaks in pipes can reduce water pressure, increasing the chance of backlow which can expose water supplies to contaminants such as E. coli.

“The Albemarle County Service Authority is pleased to report that water service has been fully restored and subsequent water quality testing shows the water quality to be safe,” the service authority said in a Sunday statement. “The boil water notice is lifted, and it is no longer necessary to boil your water before using.”

The service authority encourages residents and businesses in northern Albemarle who were under the advisory to take some initial precautions:

■ Empty and clean automatic ice makers and water chillers.

■ And cycle water through service connections that use water softener filters.

Affected neighborhoods and roadways include:

■ Hollymead Town Center.

■ Willow Glen.

■ Forest Springs Mobile Home Park.

■ Airport Acres.

■ Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport.

■ Dickerson Road.

■ Berkmar Landing Apartments.

■ Airport Road.

■ Deerwood Subdivision.

■ Northside Drive.

■ North Fork Research Park.

■ Quail Run.

■ Cedar Hill Mobile Home Park.

■ Hunterstand Court.

■ Timberwood Square.

■ Gateway Circle.

■ Rivers Edge Lane.

■ Dobleann Drive.

■ North Pointe.

■ Moubry Lane.

■ Proffit Road Townhomes.

■ Worth Crossing.

■ Forest Lakes.

■ And Forest Grove.

Residents and businesses in those areas are encouraged to contact the service authority’s office if problems persist. The service authority can be reached at (434) 977-4511 or webmaster@serviceauthority.org.

Source: www.dailyprogress.com

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