Boil water advisory in effect for 20 Middletown families

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MIDDLETOWN, PA. (WPMT) – A boil water advisory is in effect for 20 families in Middletown Borough, Dauphin County.  Borough officials say a contractor working on a new student housing complex being built on former Middletown Cemetery land near Spring Street and Wharton Avenue mistakenly cut through an active water main.  The contracting crew thought the main was inactive.

The boil water advisory became necessary when crews shut off the flow of water in that section of the main in order.  The advisory only affects residents on Wharton Avenue between Union and North Catherine Streets. It will remain in effect until two consecutive days of testing show no contamination.

A sample has already been sent to a state lab for testing.  Another sample will be taken on Saturday, if both samples are free of contamination, the advisory could be lifted by late Saturday afternoon.  The Borough will notify the affected residents when the advisory is lifted.


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