Boil Water Notice in Portions of Tysons, Vienna, Dunn Loring and Merrifield

Posted 10:25 p.m.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Falls Church Water Utility advises water customers in portions of Tysons Corner, Vienna, Dunn Loring and Merrifield to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.

Customers are advised not to drink tap water without boiling it first. Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.

Full details from Falls Church.

Fairfax Water’s systems are operating normally.  There are no restrictions in place.  If you are a Fairfax Water customer, you do not need to boil your water. 


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5 responses to “Boil Water Notice in Portions of Tysons, Vienna, Dunn Loring and Merrifield”

  1. Allison says :

    Where can we get water?!? I have 3 kids and no power to boil water. All the stores are closed and we don’t have much gas in our car. Please email me with info.

    • Anonymous says :

      Allison —

      I live in Fairfax so my water should be safe. If you really need water respond and let me know and I can bring you some.

    • Helen says :

      Do any of your neighbors have a gas stove? That would work!

    • Edward Rice says :

      From the Fairfax County emergency recovery information website:

      If you can’t boil water:
      Add 8 drops of recently purchased, unscented liquid household bleach per gallon of clear water (double the number of drops for cloudy water).
      Stir it well.
      Let the water stand for 30 minutes before you use it.
      You also can use water-purifying tablets from you[sic] local pharmacy or sporting goods store. Note that using bleach or tablets may not kill some disease causing microorganisms.


    • Anonymous says :

      Drive to Alexandria all the stores are open