PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020) -- A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for approximately 490 customers in South Strabane Township, Washington County.
Pennsylvania American Water experienced a loss in positive water pressure Monday at a water storage tank following a water main break.
A loss of positive water pressure can lead to contaminates in the drinking water.
According to Pennsylvania American Water website, boil or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation until further notice.
This notice applies to South Strabane customers located in the following areas:
Crestview DriveEast Beau StreetEastwood LaneEmerald DriveFloral Hill DriveGreen Crescent DriveHilltop RoadLakeview DriveMcVehil DrivePleasant Hill DriveQuarry RoadStonehedge DriveScout DriveWoodhill DriveWoodside Drive
According to a press release, the company will begin the first round of tests Monday evening and a second round sometime Wednesday. The advisory could be lifted by Thursday pending two successful rounds of sampling, according to DEP guidelines.
Information on the advisory will be updated later this week.
To see a map of the areas affected, click HERE, select 'Alert Notifications'.