Residents in Waynesboro neighorhoods must boil water
AP WAYNESBORO — A water main broke Monday on the Waynesboro area water system, and about 510 customers in two neighborhoods were cautioned to boil water until further notice.
A private contractor broke a water main on the Zullinger water system in Washington Township, according to Waynesboro Water Authority officials.
Residents west of Frick Avenue in Waynesboro to the end of the Zullinger water system were urged to boil water until the pipe is repaired and disinfected.
The authority also announced a boil water advisory for borough residents in the higher elevations of Frick Avenue, Tritle Avenue and Pine Hill Drive in the borough.
The lines must first pass testing for bacteria.
Bacterial contamination may enter the pipes when pressurized, chlorinated water is not present to prevent it.
People using public water in the affected neighborhoods should not drink the water without boiling it first.
Bring all water to a boil.
Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
"A valve blew off of the main line when the contractor exposed the service line."