Boil-water advisory lifted for Williamsport
By CJ Lovelace, originally posted on September 30, 2016
The precautionary boil-water advisory in Williamsport has been lifted, town officials confirmed Friday afternoon.
A post on the Washington County Division of Emergency Services’ Facebook page about 1 p.m. reported that the town’s water system had been tested and deemed safe.
The advisory, which went into effect Thursday morning as a precaution, followed a leak that developed Tuesday in a water line near East Potomac Street and Cloverton Drive.
“Everything is good to go,” Town Clerk Donnie Stotelmyer said Friday.
On Thursday, Stotelmyer said that the water system was being tested for chlorine and bacteria.
Town residents were notified about the advisory in a reverse-911 call, while Washington County Public Schools used robocalls and text messages to notify parents of students at the town’s elementary, middle and high schools.
Hagerstown spokeswoman Erin Wolfe said Thursday in a news release that all potable water supplied to customers on the city’s system remained safe to drink throughout the advisory.