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Water line break in Avondale shuts down access to residents

05/11/2016 12:42PM ● By Richard Gaw
By Richard L. Gaw
Staff Writer

A routine inspection of a water line along Third Street in Avondale on May 10 resulted in a shut down of the Borough's water system for a period of two days, due to a loss of positive water pressure that was caused by a leak. 
A notice posted on the borough's website indicated that once repairs are done, bacteria samples will be taken from the water this week, in order to prove that the water is free to drink and use. Avondale residents will be informed -- on its web site and on its Facebook page -- when the water will be safe enough to use again, but until then, the notice advised residents not to drink or use their water without boiling it first, for a period of the next several days.
“Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms,” the notice read. “These organisms include bacteria, viruses and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches.”
Lloyd Jennelle, Jr. a licensed water operator, said that as of the afternoon of May 10, all leaks had been repaired, and that the borough was draining the water system along Third Street so that they could begin work on the water line.
To contact Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw, e-mail rgaw@chestercounty.com.


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