Update Monday 5:45 p.m.:
Vinton, VA - Officials have restored operations to pumps servicing the Falling Creek, Wolf Creek, Victoria Meadows and Chestnut Mountain Subdivisions.
City leaders ask that residents still conserve water over the next day as water is completely restored to the water tanks. They ask that you only use water for necessities and not for lawn irrigation or car washing.
A boil notice is still in effect only the affected areas in Falling Creek, Wolf Creek, Victoria Meadows, and Chestnut Mountain. No other areas of town are affected by this notice.
All other areas may continue to use water as normal. The advisory will be in effect until otherwise notified by the Virginia Department of Health.
The town will continue to provide potable water and bottled drinking water at the War Memorial Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The cooling shelter operating at the Vinton Senior Center will close at 9 p.m. Monday and will not reopen Tuesday. Anybody that still needs shelter assistance is directed to the Roanoke Civic Center.
For more information, please visit www.vintonva.gov, or call 540-983-0607.
Vinton, VA - A boil water alert has been issued for residents of Wolf Creek, Victoria Meadows, Chestnut Mountain and portions of Falling Creek subdivision including the following streets: Todd's Berry Drive, Falling Creek Drive, Landfill Drive, Twin Mountain Drive, Twin Mountain Circle, Burnt Quarter Drive, Denbeigh Circle and Horse Pen Drive.
Due to the low water pressure or lack of water service related to the power outage at pump stations in the identified areas, as a precautionary measure, the Virginia Department of Health has advised that any water for drinking should be boiled, ice from the ice maker should be thrown away, and any water filters should be changed.
The Town is working with local agencies and Appalachian Power Company to restore power to the pump stations.
This boil water alert is in effect until further notice. When water service is restored, please exercise conservation in your water usage.
NOTE -- Any person needing potable water (furnish your own containers) or bottles of drinking water should come to the Vinton War Memorial between 10 am and 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 1st, and Monday, July 2nd. For more information visit www.vintonva.gov. or contact Public Works at 540-983-0646.