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Boil Water Advisory Posted for Two Streets in College Township

by on October 29, 2013 5:30 PM

A small number of homes is under a Boil Water Advisory after a water main break in College Township. A 12-inch water line ruptured  along Florence Way Tuesday morning.

Residents in 11 homes on Florence Way and McCann Drive are being advised to boil drinking water for the next 48 hours as a precaution.

John Lichman, executive director of the State College Borough Water Authority says the water is safe for bathing and other normal uses, but not for drinking until tests are completed to make sure there's no bacterial contamination.

"There's a required testing time," says Lichman. "Usually it's 48 hours."

Testing should be completed sometime Thursday morning. Residents who've been advised to boil their water will see a notice placed on their doorknobs letting them know when the Boil Water Advisory is lifted.

Steve Bauer is Managing Editor & Chief Content Officer at Steve and his wife Trina are longtime area residents. They reside in State College along with a wacky Golden Retriever named Izzy. You can e-mail Steve at and you can follow him on Twitter @SteveBauerSCcom
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