Incorporated October 26, 1939

 

 
 

Our mission is "To provide safe and reliable water and wastewater services in an efficient, cost effective

and environmentally friendly manner resulting in a high level of satisfaction among our customers."

Boil Water Advisory

 
 

Boil Water Advisory     S Main from Twin Kiss to The Shack and Elwyn Terrace

LIFTED


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER

Manheim Area Water & Sewer Authority (PWSID# PA7360078)

What happened? What was done? When will the problem be corrected?

BOIL WATER ADVISORY for properties on SOUTH MAIN STREET from Twin Kiss to The Shack and Elwyn Terrace from Saturday, 2/2/19 through Wednesday 2/6/19.

DRINKING WATER WARNING
BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING
HIERVAN EL AGUA ANTES DE USARLA.

ESTE INFORME CONTIENE INFORMACION MUY IMPORTANTE SOBRE SU AGUA DE BEBER.

TRADUZCALO O HABLE CON ALGUIEN QUE LO ENTIENDA BIEN.


Water customers on SOUTH MAIN STREET FROM TWIN KISS TO THE SHACK, AS WELL AS ELWYN TERRACE,  May Be At Increased Risk From Microbial Contamination.

We routinely monitor the conditions in the distribution system.  On Saturday, February 2, 2019, we experienced a loss of positive water pressure due to a large water main break.  A loss of positive water pressure is a signal of the existence of conditions that could allow contamination to enter the distribution system through back-flow by back?pressure or back?siphonage.  As a result, there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisms.

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, and food preparation until further notice.

Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms.  These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.

These symptoms, however, are not caused only by organisms in drinking water, but also by other factors.  If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.

Guardians of infants and young children and people at increased risk, such as pregnant women, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems, should seek advice from their health care advisors about drinking this water.  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?

A water main break occurred causing a loss of service. Repair work was completed around 6PM on Saturday, February 2, 2019. 

 
We will inform you when all corrective actions have been completed and when you no longer need to boil your water.                                                 

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).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

CDC Boil Water Guidelines

 bwa south main elwyn

THIS ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED 2/4/2019

 

For more information, please contact:

Responsible Person

Nicole Bushong

System Name/ This notice is being sent to you by:

MANHEIM AREA WTR & SWR AUTHORITY

System Address

MAWSA

18 E. High Street Manheim, PA 17545

Phone Number

717-665-2737

System PWSID# 

PA7360078

 

Date Notice Distributed: February 2, 2019

Date Notice Lifted: 2/4/2019