Posted by on September 11, 2020 12:44 am

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Officials in Pine Grove issued a Boil Water Advisory Thursday evening for a limited number of residents.

The borough says residents living on E. Mill St., Snyder Ave., and Christ St. should boil their water until further notice. Pine Grove will inform those residents when they can safely use their tap water again.

Pine Grove Issues Boil Water Advisory

At about 5:20 p.m. on Thursday, officials detected a leak near E. Mill St. The leak was caused by fire hydrant damage, according to a notice posted on the Pine Grove Borough website.

Due to the leak, customers living on those 3 streets may notice a loss or drop in water pressure. Pine Grove Water Dept. says this loss of pressure allows potentially dangerous organisms to enter into the water stream via back-pressure or back-siphonage.

If you have any questions about this Boil Water Advisory in Pine Grove, you’re asked to call Borough Hall at 570-345-3555.

Until the advisory is lifted, residents are asked to follow some common sense safety tips to avoid potential contamination:

  • Boil tap water before drinking it: Bring water to a rolling boil for a minute and then let it cool.
  • Use bottled water: Bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, doing the dishes, brushing teeth, and any food prep.

People with weak immune systems and the elderly face an increased risk of being affected by contaminated water.

Symptoms of ingesting contaminated water include:

  • Nausea
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches


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