The town of Coeburn advises water customers that it is experiencing increased sodium levels in its drinking water.
Town Manager Drew Mullins explained in a Wednesday press release that because of drought conditions, a recent water sample analysis indicated a sodium level of 43.1 parts per million.
People on a strict low-sodium diet are generally advised to be careful when sodium concentration in drinking water exceeds 20 ppm, he noted. Those who have concerns should contact their doctor, he added.
Sodium levels will return to normal when drought conditions end, Mullins said.
This is the first time in six years that the town has experienced this problem, he noted.