Boil water advisory for Yardley area of Bucks County

Andrew Kramer
November 29, 2018 - 6:51 pm
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YARDLEY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) —  A warning if you live or work in Bucks County: a boil water advisory has been dissuaded for part of the area.

Terry Maenza and Pennsylvania American Water issued the advisory for customers in their Yardley area district.

"Which includes Lower Makefield Township, the Borough of Yardley and portions of Falls Township, approximately 12,600 customers," he said. 

The reason for this is high turbidity levels, "which is also cloudiness or sediment in the water," he explained, which leads to a higher chance of contamination. 

Maenza says water needs to be boiled for one minute, then let it cool. 

This should be done before drinking it. 

"Some of the common questions we get, 'Can I bathe or shower in the water?' The answer is yes, but do not ingest the water. 'Can we do laundry,' the answer is yes. We recommend not to use the dishwasher," he added.

Bottled water, he reminds us, is always a safe option. 

Water tanker stations have also been set up. You can see where they're located, or get more information on this advisory here.

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This story was updated at 10.28 p.m. Nov. 29, 2018.