Parts of Halfmoon Township under precautionary boil water advisory after water main break

A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for parts of Halfmoon Township after a major break in a water main line over the weekend, according to the Upper Halfmoon Water Company.

On the water company’s website, a notice states a break in the water main on Smith Road caused a loss in positive system pressure on Dec. 2. Since then, repairs to the line break have been completed and positive water pressure has been restored.

“This condition potentially allows for contaminants, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, to enter the system,” the notice states. No contaminants have been detected, according to the notice, and tests on the water system for contaminants will be completed. The advisory will be lifted once test samples determine that the water is safe, the notice states.

Affected locations:

  • Centennial Hills Road

  • Marengo Road

  • Macintosh Court

  • Winesap Drive

  • Doe Drive

  • Buckhorn Road

  • Ike Circle

  • Tom’s Lane

  • James Hill Road

  • Smith Road (addresses 16, 34, 90, 106, 114, 155, 181, 195, 271)

  • Halfmoon Valley Road (addresses 3146, 3281)

Addresses in the affected locations should not drink water without boiling it first. The notice advises consumers to bring all water to a rolling boil for one minute and cool before using, or to use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth or food preparation until the advisory is lifted, the notice states.

“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,” the notice states. Other factors can also cause these symptoms and anyone experiencing any symptoms may want to seek medical advice if they persist.

The notice adds that those with severely compromised immune systems, infants and some elderly may be at increased risk.

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