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Broken water main repaired, service restored

August 28. 2013 12:40PM

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HANOVER TWP. — Repairs have been completed on an eight-inch Pennsylvania American Water main that broke along Allen Street over night and service has been restored to all customers. A boil advisory remains in effect until further notice as a precaution.

The boil water advisory is for customers in parts of Wilkes-Barre Township, Laurel Run, and Hanover Township. The broken eight-inch water main caused low water levels in a storage tank serving the area.

This notice applies to customers in the following communities:

Hanover Township

• Allen Street

Laurel Run

• Northampton Street

Wilkes-Barre Township

• Casey Street

• Route 309 between Blackman and Northampton

• Johnson Street

• Chase Street

• Walnut Street

• Reservoir Street

• Centre Street

• Semour Street

• Jean Street

• Keating Street

• Walnut Street

• Spruce Street

• Shannon Street

• Metcalf Street

• Lehigh Street

• Slattery Street

• Evans Lane

• Railroad Street

• Leslie Lane

• Marcy Lane

• Evans Lane

• Lyon Lane

• Darby Lane

• Spencer Street

• Pulaski Street

• Francis Street

• Almond Street

• Augusta Street

• Anderston Street

Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and cool before using; or use bottled water. You should use boil 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 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 wish to consult with your health care provider. 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.

To ease inconvenience, Pennsylvania American Water has water tankers at the Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Hall along Watson Street. Customers are asked to bring their own containers when visiting a tanker for drinking water.

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