The Tamaqua Area Water Authority is issuing a Boil Water Advisory effective Wednesday, April 25, 2018 beginning at 6:00 a.m. for all customers served by the Authority until further notice.
You will be notified when you no longer need to boil your drinking water.
For more information, please contact the Borough Office at 570-668-0300 or the Still Creek Water Treatment Plant at 570-668-6319
DRINKING WATER WARNING
BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING
HIERVAN EL AGUA ANTES DE USARLA.
ESTE INFORME CONTIENE INFORMACION IMPORTANTE ACERCA DE SU AGUA POTABLE. HAGA QUE ALGUIEN LO TRADUZCA LO TRADUZCA PARA USTED, O HABLE CON ALGUIEN QUE LO ENTIENDA
Customers may be at increased risked from microbial contamination.
As part of an upgrade project at the Still Creek Water Treatment Plant, the Tamaqua Area Water Authority has hired a contractor to replace the finished water meter. The meter is located after the treated water storage tank. As a result, there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisms. Therefore, as a precaution, the Authority is issuing this notice. This boil water advisory will go into effect at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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 (800) 426-4791