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Pa. borough issues boil-water advisory

July 31, 2007|By JENNIFER FITCH

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Mont Alto-area residents are being asked to boil water for several days at the end of this week.

From 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, all water will be turned off on lines managed by the Mont Alto Water Authority. Customers will be without water during that period.

When it begins to flow again, all drinking water should be boiled, according to Patricia Kocek with the Borough of Mont Alto.

The end of the boil water period will be announced through the media and the borough's Center Square sign, she said.

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The water authority is installing a water line to Furnace Road, necessitating the system shutdown, Kocek said.

The authority's service area includes the 1,350 residents of the borough as well as 92 houses outside its limits. The authority provides water for dormitories at the local Penn State University campus.

"We have customers on part of Slabtown Road, part of Furnace Road, a few houses on (Pa.) 997 North and a few houses on 997 South," Kocek said.

Once the system is returned to service, two tests must be done to clear the water as being fit for consumption, she said.

Water for making ice cubes, washing food, brushing teeth or other consumption should be boiled for at least five minutes, according to the notice.

Questions about the system shutdown should be directed to the borough office at 717-749-5808. Copies of the notice are available at the office on Center Square.

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