If Boil Advisory

DRINKING WATER WARNING – BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING

HIERVAN EL AGUA ANTES DE USARLA. ESTE INFORME CONTIENE INFORMACION IMPORT ANTE ACERCA DE SU AGUA POTABLE. HAGA QUE ALGUIEN LO TRADUZCA PARA USTED, 0 HABLE CON ALGUIEN QUE LO ENTIENDA.

Customers Served by the Blythe Township Municipal Authority May Be At Increased Risk From Microbial Contamination

We routinely monitor the conditions in the distribution system. We experienced a loss of positive water pressure due to a water main break. A loss of positive water pressure is a signal of the existence of conditions that could allow contamination to enter the distribution system through back-flow by back-pressure or back-siphonage. As a result, there is an increased chance that the water may contain diseasecausing organisms.

What should I do?

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using; or use bottled water. You should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice.

Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.

These symptoms, however, are not caused only by organisms in drinking water, but also by other factors. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.

People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1 (800) 426-4791 .

What happened? What is being done?

The water main was shut down in order to make the necessary repairs. Once the water is turned back on, we will collect the required bacterialogical samples to ensure the water is safe to drink. We will again notify you when all corrective actions have been completed a when it no longer necessary to boil your water.We will inform you when all corrective actions have been completed and when you no longer need to boil your water.

For more information, please contact: Blythe Township Municipal Authority
375 Valley Street
New Philadelphia, PA 17959
at 570-277-6921

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).

This notice is being sent to you by the Blythe Township Municipal Authority