NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – A boil water advisory has been issued for portions of Montgomery County after a water main break. Pennsylvania American Water issued the advisory Monday for all customers in its Norristown water system.
That includes 33,500 customers in the boroughs of Norristown and Bridgeport and portions of West Norriton, East Norriton, Upper Merion, Plymouth, Lower Providence, Whitpain, Worcester, Whitemarsh and Perkiomen townships.READ MORE: Public Weighing In On Proposed Wind Farm Stretching From Atlantic City To Stone Harbor
Officials say there was a drop in positive water pressure due to the water main break on East Marshall and Markley Streets in Norristown. As a result there is an increased chance the water might contain disease-causing organisms.
Residents should not drink the water without boiling it first or use bottled water until further notice.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Guilty: Urban League President Andrea Custis Believes Justice Served, But It's Not Time To Celebrate
Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and cool before using. You should use boil or bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation.
Crews have isolated the main break, and water pressure is currently being restored to all customers.MORE NEWS: 4-Alarm Brush Fire Rages Along Train Tracks In North Philadelphia
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