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Pennsylvania DEP Directs Shadyside Water Supply to Issue Boil Water Advisory
Date:11/24/2008

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has directed KH Real Estate to issue a boil water advisory to customers of its Shadyside Village water supply in West Franklin Township, Armstrong County, after samples taken by DEP tested positive for fecal coliform.

DEP received complaints from residents after two customers were hospitalized with intestinal disorders. The agency responded immediately by taking lab samples and testing for the bacteria.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has been unable to confirm that the individuals had been hospitalized for water-related illnesses.

DEP is continuing its investigation in order to determine the source of the fecal coliform.

"In order to ensure that the drinking water is safe, Shadyside customers should boil water before drinking or using it for food preparation, including making ice cubes and rinsing fruits and vegetables," DEP Southwest Regional Director Kenneth Bowman said. "The boil water notice will remain in effect until DEP is certain that Shadyside's facility is functioning properly and tests confirm that water from the tap is safe to drink."

The restrictions and boil water advisory will be in effect until further notice. DEP recommends that all water used for drinking or cooking be heated to a rapid boil for one minute. A hot water heater may not kill all disease-causing microorganisms, so boiled water should be used to wash vegetables and foods.

Using the water to shower or bathe is permissible as long as the water is not ingested. Caregivers should closely watch young children when bathing to make sure they do not ingest the water.

For more information on drinking water, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: Public Notification.

    CONTACT: Helen Humphreys
    (412) 442-4183


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