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Boil Water Advisory

Details regarding Boil Water Advisories appear here.

There is currently no Boil Water Advisory in effect.

When it is necessary to repair a main line, there is a process for making that repair and then collecting samples for PADEP to test in order to ensure the samples are absent of bacteria. The testing process can take anywhere from a few days to a week or longer depending on weekends and/or holidays

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Appalachian rarely needs to issue a Boil Water Advisory. In most cases of a necesssary repair, positive water pressure is maintained to prevent potential contamination from entering a water line.  Positive pressure and flushing are typically used to prevent the introduction of bacteria into the water system

In the event of an Advisory, notice will be published in the local newspaper, local radio stations, and local news stations.  Once the Boil Water Advisory is lifted, notice that it is lifted will be posted here and provided to media sources.  It generally takes at least 48 hours to receive test results for bacteria samples before the advisory can be lifted.  Two consecutive days of sampling is required by the Pennsylvania DEP.

Boiling water for at least one minute will kill bacteria if any are present. It is recommended that all your water sources be flushed by letting the water run for a few minutes when the Boil Water Advisory is lifted.


There is currently no Boil Water Advisory in efffect.

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