State health officials recently advised that the Drakes Branch Waterworks has failed to meet the Primary Maximum Contaminant Level (PMCL) for Escherichia coli (E. coli) in accordance with the Virginia Waterworks Regulations.

Water served to customers during June 2019 did not comply with the PMCL because E. coli was detected in a sample collected from our distribution system on June 25 and total coliform bacteria were detected in follow-up samples collected on July 1.

State health officials advise everyone to bring all tap water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.

If you cannot boil your tap water, use an alternate method.