Boil water advisory in effect for Windsor Borough, York County

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YORK COUNTY, PA (WPMT)  A boil water advisory is in effect for Windsor Borough, York County.  Township officials say E. coli bacteria were found in the water supply on Thursday, April 9.

Fecal coli-forms and E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal waste. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, and people with severely compromised immune systems.

Water customers are advised  not to drink the water before boiling it first.  It should boil for one minute and let cool before use or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth,, washing dishes and food preparation.

The Borough is working with the Department of Environmental Protection to resolve the issue.  Officials say according to their records, the proper amount of chlorine was present in the water when the samples were taken.

The Borough will contact residents when tests show no bacteria in the water. For more information, you can contact the Borough Office at (717) 244-6615.