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Boil Water Advisory Remains in Effect

Parts of the water pipeline lost positive pressure, and customers in those areas should boil their water before using it to ensure safety.

A boil water advisory remains in effect for parts of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania American Water said Wednesday.

Parts of the water pipeline lost positive pressure, the company said, and customers in those areas should boil their water before using it to ensure safety.

Those communities are:

• East Norriton Township
• West Norriton Township
• Lower Providence Township
• Whitpain Township
• Worcester Township
• Whitemarsh Township

A loss of positive water pressure means that contaminants could enter the water supply, the company said.

According to Pennsylvania American Water, water should be boiled before it is ingested or used to brush teeth. Dishes should be hand-washed with boiled water. If you have any sores or open wounds, you should wash with boiled water, the company said. See a full Q and A about the boil advisory here.

Several communities on Tuesday were put under mandatory water conservation but are not under a boil advisory. That's because those communities, including Norristown, Bridgeport, Upper Merion Township, Plymouth Township and Perkiomen Township, did not lose positive water pressure, the company said.

All customers are still under a mandatory water conservation, regardless of whether they're being asked to boil water, the company said. 


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