Boil Water Advisory Issued After Main Breaks
Residents who live east of Alps Road and east of Berdan Avenue affected by incident.
Officials have issued a boil water notice for part of town after a water main broke on Hamburg Turnpike Tuesday.
The township issued the notice on its website and placed a reverse 911 call to residents Tuesday night.
The Wayne Township Division of Water is advising residents who live east of Alps Road and East of Berdan Avenue to boil their tap water before drinking or cooking with it as a safety precaution.
The water main is located near Valley Road. The pressure in the main has decreased due to the break.
Failure to follow the advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness, the noticed stated.
Water should be boiled for at least one minute before using.
Repair crews were working on the water main Tuesday night. There were significant traffic delays on Valley and Ratzer Roads and the surrounding roadways. Police directed traffic at detours on Valley Road Tuesday night.
The township said that would inform residents when tests show that no bacteria are present in the water and it is safe to use and consume water without boiling it first.
The townshp anticipates the restriction to be lifted by Thursday.
Heather Vitz-Del Rio, superintendent of water and sewer for the township, could not be reached for comment.
For more information, call the division of water at 973-694-5090.