Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Water Boil Advisory Issued After Water Main Break

(10/18/16) A water boil advisory has been issued for customers of the Minersville Municipal Water Authority.

A water main break in the borough on Tuesday caused a loss of positive water pressure.

The Water Authority issued the water boil advisory until further notice and authorities take samples to ensure that the water is safe to drink.

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.

People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. 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.

For more information, please contact: The Minersville Municipal Water Authority

2 East Sunbury Street
Minersville, PA 17954