Neville water restrictions likely will remain through Friday
Residents of Neville Township can use water to wash their hands and shower, but it still should not be consumed, authorities said Wednesday.
Allegheny County tweeted an update to alert residents that the “Do Not Use” notice was lifted but a “Do Not Drink” notice is still in effect.
Neville: The DO NOT USE NOTICE has been lifted for the township. Water is safe for hand washing, bathing, etc. A DO NOT DRINK NOTICE IS IN EFFECT. pic.twitter.com/8SZUrRwb22
— Allegheny County (@Allegheny_Co) October 23, 2019
Officials at the township building said bottled water should be used for food preparation and drinking, likely through Friday.
Testing and sampling being done today will reveal a better timeline, they said.
The update comes after residents were warned Tuesday night to not use their water at all.
A notice from Neville Township officials was posted on Allegheny County’s Twitter account Tuesday night to alert people that an industrial water meter recorded a backflow into the water system of approximately 2,000 gallons.
Service to the industrial water user was closed to prevent any further backflow, the contents of which were not immediately known, the notice said.
Water is available at the Neville Island Fire Department at 5300 Grand Ave.
Boiling, freezing, filtering or letting water stand is not recommended as a precautionary measure.