BY MELANIE WADE –
A boil order was issued for customers of Hatfield Waterworks on Thursday, September 14, 2017 effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice. The Department of Health has confirmed the boil order notice as issued by James Anderson for the entire system of Hatfield Waterworks.
The order was issued as “a precautionary measure because of the possibility that contaminated water may have entered the distribution system as a result of complete loss in normal system pressure” from a break in a 6-inch main line, according to officials.
Under the boil order, all affected customers must be advised that the water may be unsafe for human consumption and water used for drinking or food preparation must be boiled briskly for at least one minute prior to use. All ice cubes should be discarded and only boiled water should be used for making ice.
The precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect “until the problem has been corrected and an adequate disinfectant level is established throughout the distribution system and a bacteriological survey states that the water is safe to drink.”
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