Salem Heights – Drinking Water Warning

Salem Heights  May Be At Increased Risk from Microbial Contamination.


We routinely monitor the conditions in the distribution system. On 08/24/18, we experienced an   interruption of the disinfection process due to equipment failure.  A breakdown of chlorine disinfection could allow contamination and as a result, there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisims.

What should I do?

 DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using; or use bottled water. You should use boil or bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice.

Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches.

These symptoms, however, are not caused only by organisms in drinking water, but also by other factors.   If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you many want to seek medical advice.

People with severely compromised immune systems, infants and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1 (800) 426.4791.

What happened? What is being done?

Equipment failure                                                                                                                                                  . 

We will inform you when all corrective actions have been completed and when you no longer need to boil your water.

For more information, please contact : Markey Water Services at (570) 689-5660.

     Please share this information with all the other people with drink this water, especially those who may not have  received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses) You   can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. 

This notice is being sent to you by Salem Heights POA

PWSID #: __2640054_______

Date distributed: _08/25/18 _