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Boil Water Advisory Lifted for F.C. Water Customers

Falls Church Water has lifted its boil water advisory for all customers in their service area Monday afternoon. After two rounds of bacteriological testing performed as advised by the Virginia Department of Health, the City says all results came back negative.

The advisory was first issued on Saturday when F.C. Water asked all customers in Tysons Corner, Vienna, Dunn Loring and Merrifield to boil or treat water before drinking or cooking. The precaution was put in place because of a drop in water pressure in the Tysons and Vienna area of the City’s water system. The City says at no time did the F.C. Water Utility have evidence of harmful substances in water and that the advisory was issued out of “an abundance of caution.”

Dominion’s Vice President of Electric Distribution Operations, Rodney Blevins said, “The storms last Friday and Saturday resulted in the most significant damage suffered by the company outside of hurricanes.  This storm could not be forecasted well ahead of time by the National Weather Service.  That is complicating restoration efforts because crews and supplies could not be positioned in advance.”