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Notice to all Water Customers for the South Gap and Bastian Area of Bland County                                                

Due to a Water Main Break in the Rocky Gap and Bastian Water System near South Gap from the intersection of South Gap and Wilderness Road through Bastian North Scenic Highway, Grapefield, Railroad Trail, and Hunting Camp area, a Precautionary Boil Notice will be in effect as of 2:00 p.m. today August 4, 2023.

Precautionary Boil Notice

Boil Your Tap Water

Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.

The Bland County Service Authority in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health requirements are advising residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution. The advisory area is for Bastian North Scenic Highway, Grapefield, Railroad Trail, and Hunting Camp area.

Do not Drink Tap Water without Boiling it first

As a precaution, affected customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that may be present in the water, Customers are asked to bring water to a boil for a minimum of one minute, then cool before use.

Also recommended:

Throw away ice cubes and beverages made with tap water;

Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;

Provide pets with boiled water after cooling;

Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms;

Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries;


Water Quality Samples will be collected for analysis. Customers will be notified in the same manner once the analysis is completed and the advisory can be lifted.

For more information contact Rodney Ratliff, Bland County at rratliff@bland.org