By CBS3 Staff

LIMERICK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — Thousands of people in the Limerick Township area need to boil their water tonight. Pennsylvania-American Water issued a boil water advisory Thursday afternoon for customers in the Royersford distribution system.

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A malfunction caused the water pressure to drop, which increases the risk of disease-causing organisms in the water.

You should boil the water for at least one minute and let it cool before using it.

You can also bring a container to fill up water to the Limerick Township building — at 640 North Lewis Road — the Limerick Diner and outside the Giant and Target on Ridge Pike.