IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER ESTE INFORME CONTIENE INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE ACERCA DE SU AGUA POTABLE. HAGA QUE ALGUIEN LO TRADUZCA PARA USTED, O HABLE CON ALGUIEN QUE LO ENTIENDA.
October 20, 2016
Water Treatment Technique Requirements Not Met for South Whitehall Township Authority
Our water system recently violated one or more drinking water treatment technique requirements. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we did (are doing) to correct this situation. We are required to maintain a detectable level of chlorine disinfectant in all parts of our water distribution system at all times. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During the September 2016 period, one or more of our routine chlorine residual tests did not show a detectable level of chlorine disinfectant. Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses and parasites; which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches. Date & Description of Violation: 10/01/16, Failure to maintain detectable chlorine residual in distribution system during the month of September 2016.
What should you do? There is nothing you need to do at this time. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.
What is being done to correct the situation & when will we back in compliance? We have checked the chlorine residual at that site since the non-detect and it is now in compliance (i.e. we are currently in compliance).
For more information please contact:
Jerry Charvala, Phone: 610-398-0401
South Whitehall Township, 4444 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, PA 18104
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.