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Posted on: August 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE - Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Boil Water Advisory Lifted

UPDATE: MONDAY, AUGUST 16TH, 2021

Satisfactory water test results have come in and have warranted lifting the precautionary boil water notice for the impacted area. The water is safe to drink and use.

The precautionary boil water notice was issued out of an abundance of caution for areas where the water pressure dropped below required levels due to the water main break. Samples taken in the area were tested and it has been verified that the water is safe to drink.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

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Early Friday morning, August 13th, one of the City’s 12” water mains broke. The City is placing door hangers at the homes that have been impacted by this main break. 

City Crews are actively working on repairing the broken water main. This impacts roughly 350 homes in the following area:

  • Race Street to Alder Street
  • 2nd Street to 8th Street

Repairs are expected to be completed around 6:00PM on Friday, August 13th, at which time water will be restored. 

Once water is restored, a precautionary boil water notice is advised for all homes impacted by the break. These homes should use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking, cooking, making ice, and brushing teeth.

  • Bring water to a rolling boil for 1 minute to kill bacteria and other organisms that may have been introduced into the water.
  • Let the water cool before using.
  • Tap water is safe for showering, bathing, and for other household uses including washing dishes in the dishwasher as long as the heat/sanitizing cycle and commercial dishwashing detergent are used.

 

Following the repair, the water main will be disinfected and flushed, and the City will take water samples to ensure safety.  The City is expecting test result on Monday, August 16th. If satisfactory test results are received, the precautionary boil water notice will be lifted. Impacted homes will also be notified by door hangers.

If you experience brown water, please flush your water lines by running the water in a bathtub or faucet until the water runs clear.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Protecting your health and safety is our highest priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call 360-417-4543 or email publicworks@cityofpa.us.
 For weekend and after 5:00pm after-hours answering service, please call 360-417-4726.

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