Boil water advisory for United Water customers

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Jan 30, 2013 8:14 AM
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(Mechanicsburg) -- United Water Pennsylvania on Wednesday morning issued a boil water advisory for the Mechanicsburg System due to low chlorine levels.

Customers in the Borough of Mechanicsburg, Hampden Township, Silver Spring Township, Lower Allen Township, Upper Allen Township, Monroe Township, and Monaghan Township in York County, are instructed to not drink the water without boiling it first.

In a statement, the company offers this advice:

"Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. United Water will provide you with further information by means of a rapid alert dialer call."

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