Officials Work To Prevent Another Boil-Water Advisory

YARDLEY, PA — Government officials in and around Yardley are working to make sure the kind of problems that led to a six-day boil-water advisory in the area don’t happen again.
On Wednesday, the Lower Makefield Board of Supervisors passed a resolution saying that the township will work to make sure high-quality and reliable water service remains available for residents.
The vote comes after residents in Yardley, Lower Makefield and parts of Falls Township were required to boil their water before drinking or cooking from Thursday until Tuesday.
Pennsylvania American Water said "mechanical control issues" at its local water plant lead to water being excessively cloudy.
Cloudy water can be a sign of high levels of dangerous bacteria.
On Thursday, state Rep. Perry Warren, who represents much of the area impacted by the boil-water advisory, said in a Facebook post that he will be working with Lower Makefield and other local governments to follow up on the issue.
He said he plans to write to Pennsylvania American Water officials asking them to address concerns raised by residents.
He urged anyone with specific thoughts to reach out via email at or contact the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission or the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
"We will continue to work with local officials, PAWC, the PUC and the DEP to make sure that our drinking water is safe and reliable," Warren said in the post.
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