Boil Water Notice Remains in Effect Following Laskin Road Main Break

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Preliminary water quality results are all clear, but the Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities advises that a boil water notice issued yesterday for residents in the Laskin Road and Beach Borough area will remain in effect until at least tomorrow morning.  The department is currently testing water samples over a 48-hour period from the affected area’s water distribution system in accordance with a directive from the Virginia Department of Health. 


Residences and businesses specifically affected by the notice included those north of 24th Street, east of Birdneck Road, and south of Fort Story. Public Utilities will issue an update tomorrow, after they have completed another 24 hours of water sample testing.  All water samples collected over the 48-hour period must meet state and federal drinking water standards before the “boil water” notice can be lifted.


Thomas Leahy, director of Virginia Beach Public Utilities, indicates that the two-day boil water notice is a precautionary measure to ensure water in the affected area is safe and in full compliance with state and federal drinking water standards.


Early yesterday morning, residents in the Laskin Road area awoke to either no water or low water pressure due to a water main break on Laskin Road in the vicinity of Oriole Drive.  The Department of Public Utilities isolated the source of the break and restored water service shortly after 7:00 a.m.  The Department would like to thank the affected residents and businesses for their patience and apologizes for any inconvenience.