Boil tap water notice issued for Haymarket area

WASHINGTON — A water main break in the Haymarket, Virginia, area has prompted a Prince William County water service to issue a “boil water notice” to residents Tuesday night.

The water main break was found off University Drive between U.S. 29 and Wellington Road, and has affected water pressure in the area, the Prince William County Service Authority said in a news release. Residents are advised to boil their tap water or use bottled water for drinking, making ice and preparing food.

The notice will be in effect for at least 48 hours to provide enough time for water quality testing. Traffic is not expected to be effected by work on the water main break, the Service Authority said.

According to the release, affected communities are north of Virginia Gateway/Atlas Walk, and include (among others):

• Heritage Hunt
• Piedmont
• Dominion Valley
• Virginia Oaks
• Town of Haymarket
• Heritage Farms
• Villages at Piedmont
• Somerset
• Hopewell’s Landing
• Heathcoate Commons
• Gates Mill
• Parks at Piedmont


The Prince William County Public Schools announced that schools would be open on Wednesday. Affected schools will have bottled water on hand, and will still have food service. They ask students to bring bottled water, though.

The affected schools are Battlefield High School, Bull Run Middle School, Reagan Middle School, Gravely Elementary School, Alvey Elementary School, Mountain View Elementary School, Haymarket Elementary School, Buckland Mills Elementary School, Tyler Elementary School and PACE WEST.

For more information, call Service Authority Emergency Dispatch at (703) 335-7982. Find a boil water notice FAQ online.

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Teta Alim

Teta Alim is a Digital Editor at WTOP. Teta's interest in journalism started in music and moved to digital media.

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