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Precautionary Boil Advisory for Mt. Aetna Water System

Precautionary Boil Advisory for Mt. Aetna Water System

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 2, 2021) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality announces a precautionary boil water advisory to customers in the White Oak, Black Rock, and the 9817-10002 Crystal Falls area of the Mt. Aetna Water System. 
 
Due to a water main break and repair, a boil water advisory is issued.
 
It is recommended that customers boil all water used for food preparation, teeth brushing, ice making and drinking until further notice. Customers are advised to bring the water to a rolling boil for at least one (1) minute, which is enough to ensure the water is safe for consumption.  After boiling, remember to let the water cool before use. Ice that has been made within the past 3 hours should not be consumed or used for drinking. Ice should be discarded until the boil water advisory is lifted. The water may be used for bathing and washing without boiling. 
 
The advisory is a precautionary measure and will be lifted after water service and quality are fully restored and water quality tests verify the safety of the water supply. This process may take 2 days.
 
For more information, residents should call the Washington County Department of Water Quality office at 240-313-2600.
 
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