Boil Water Advisory lifted in Lewisburg

Greenbrier County

2:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 UPDATE:  The City of Lewisburg announced the end of a water problem with began on Monday, Feb. 25.  The boil water advisory issued by the city was lifted on Thursday afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY: Another day marks another chance at a dollar for Stardust Cafe, whose General Manager, Dan Perry, takes pride on the quality of their menu.

“We source up to about 70-percent of all of our goods from local sources, as far as farms, nurseries, basically anywhere local,” Perry said.

But when the news of the boil water advisory broke, General Manager Dan Perry knew working around an old problem will become the new status quo once again.

“It is a little bit of an annoyance,” Perry said. “But it isn’t detrimental to where we have to shut our doors.”

In the meantime, Stardust is temporarily using more of its spring water coolers for drinking, while boiling tap water for specialty beverages, like coffee.

After washing, employees are also sanitizing their hands and their dishes, as part of a more hygenic way to serve those who walk in their door.

“We just don’t want take away from the customers’ experience,” Perry said. “Especially if it is something of a city problem that we have no control over.”

After 14 years in the business, Perry said they just go with the flow.

“We’ve been doing this for a long time,” Perry said. “A boil advisory isn’t going to stop us now.”

On Wednesday, the City of Lewisburg said on Facebook samplings of the water were sent to a laboratory for testing of any contaminants. If the results come back negative, the boil advisory would be lifted as early as Thursday afternoon.

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