STRASBURG, Pa. — Update, Dec. 14: The boil water advisory for water customers of Strasburg Borough Authority has been lifted.
According to Steven Echternach the borough manager, it is no longer necessary to boil drinking water within the area.
Previously: A boil water advisory has been issued for water customers of Strasburg Borough Authority.
According to the Strasburg Borough Authority, a water test result showed natural contaminants at one of the six water sources.
As a result, a boil water advisory has been issued for Strasburg Borough Authority water customers and will remain in effect for approximately five days.
Officials say they want to be confident that they have exhausted all of the stored water that was in the system at the time of the contaminant discovery.
According to the drinking water warning from the Department of Environmental Protection, Strasburg Borough Authority water customers should bring all water used for consumption to a boil and let it cool before using or use bottled water.
The boil water advisory is for drinking water, making ice, brushing teeth, doing dishes or water that will be used in food preparation.
Water for bathing, doing laundry and any other household needs that are not for consumption does not need to be boiled.
For more information, you can read the warning here.