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Boil water advisory ends in Bucks County

December 04, 2018 - 7:23 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has authorized lifting the boil-water advisory in Yardley, Pa.

Pennsylvania American Water announced Tuesday morning that customers no longer have to boil water before using it. Test results of water samples collected on Dec. 2 and 3 are now showing no signs of bacteria.

The utility recommends that customers take the following precautions to flush household pipes as water service returns to normal:

  • Run cold water faucets for at least five minutes.
  • Flush automatic ice makers and sanitize ice bin.
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
  • Change refrigerator filter cartridge.
  • Run water coolers with direct water connections for five minutes.
  • Drain and refill hot water heaters set below 113°F.
  • For home water filter systems, change filter cartridges.
  • Commercial customers should flush adequately to turn over the water in their plumbing systems.