DRINKING WATER WARNING
BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR: Quaker Hills Area
CUSTOMERS ARE ASKED TO BOIL THEIR DRINKING WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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On 04/21/2017, the City of Lancaster Water Department issued a boil water advisory for customers. This notice is for customers in the following areas: 24 through 118 Running Pump Road; 2302-2303 Helena Road; Quaker Hills development; Gable Park development; North Bausman Drive; Village of Bausman; Honeysuckle Lane development; and Northeastern Millersville Borough.
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Due to a several water main breaks today, the City of Lancaster, Bureau of Water advises customers to boil their drinking water due to a drop/loss of water pressure within parts of the distribution system in this neighborhood.
Typically, a drop/loss of water pressure is the result of a pipeline break or a pump failure. A drop/loss of pressure creates conditions that could allow contamination to enter the distribution system through back-flow by back-pressure or back-siphonage. Although there is no direct evidence that the water is unsafe, customers are being asked to boil their water before use.
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, food preparation, preparing baby formula, and giving to pets until further notice.
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 City of Lancaster, Bureau of Water is repairing the main breaks to fix the problem. However, these main breaks may continue due to the age and condition of other mains within this neighborhood being of similar material and susceptibility to main breaks from disturbances in the same area of the water system due to our repair work.
We estimate the boil water advisory will end by Monday. We will provide the next update on Monday, April 23rd.
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).
For more information, contact the City of Lancaster Water Department: Water Quality Laboratory at (717) 291-4818 Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-4:15 PM. After hours, the Water Emergency phone number is (717) 291-4816.
This notice is provided by the City of Lancaster, Public Water Supplier ID#: 7360058.