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Boil advisory lifted in Weatherly

Published April 01. 2011 05:01PM

A boil advisory in the borough of Weatherly is no longer in effect.

On Thursday evening borough manager Harold Pudliner Jr., reported to Mark Nalesnik, Carbon County Emergency Management Agency coordinator, that the water bacteria levels in the borough's main well have returned to normal. This was the second consecutive normal test result Weatherly had over the last few days, which is required by the state Department of Environmental Protection before the boil advisory could be lifted.

The problem with Well 1 in Weatherly began last Thursday, when routine water testing by the borough's water department showed a coliform bacteria in the water supply. That well was shut down, leaving the borough with only two wells to service its 2,500-plus residents.

Over the next few days, residents were advised to boil their water before ingesting it.

Nalesnik said that no illnesses due to the contaminated water was reported.

Commissioner Wayne Nothstein also said during the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday morning, that the county EMA was helping Weatherly by providing bottled water if needed.

He added that municipalities have plans in place for these types of emergencies.

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