A boil water alert has been issued for thousands of people in Limerick Township, Pennsylvania, The Pottstown Mercury reports.
The alert was issued for most customers under the Limerick Pennsylvania American Water Company’s Royersford system, but does not affect anyone in Royersford.
The alert covers most of Limerick Township, impacting over 4,600 people. It was after Pennsylvania American Water experienced a drop in positive water pressure due to a monitoring system malfunction.
Officials say that because of that, there is an increased chance that the water might contain disease-causing organisms.
“Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and 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,” according to the statement issued by the company.
Potable water tankers are also being made available at several locations in the township.