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NEWS BRIEF: Boil water advisory lifted

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Brooke Williams, Asst. News Editor

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Pennsylvania American Water lifted the boil water advisory for Lackawanna County customers today, according to an alert from their website.

A water main break along Mill Street in Dunmore on Saturday, April 8 resulted in the precautionary advisory to boil water in case of contamination.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection authorized lifting the advisory after water samples collected on April 10 and 11 returned from tests with acceptable results.

Director of Housing and Residential Life Ross Novak sent an email today advising students to run hot and cold water in residence halls, public restrooms and water fountains for a few minutes before use to clear any old or discolored water that remains in the system.

Additionally, Novak relayed a message from Chartwells Dining Services in another email today, stating that “necessary steps are being taken to ensure the health and safety of everyone who uses the dining facilities.”

Dining Services is in the process of flushing water supply lines and restoring cooking and serving equipment in the Atrium and Learning Commons cafes. These dining locations will return to their normal operation hours soon, according to the email.

The lifted advisory applies to customers in Scranton, Dunmore, Dickson City, Throop, Olyphant, Blakely, Peckville, Jessup, Archbald, Old Forge, Taylor, Clarks Summit and Clarks Green, as well as parts of Glenburn Township, Scott Township and South Abington Township.

Pennsylvania American Water representatives thanked customers for their patience and cooperation during the situation and said more information could be found by contacting their customer service center at (800)-565-7292.

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