Boiling, Over: State Ends Advisories with Water Tests

POTTSTOWN PA – A boil-water advisory imposed Wednesday (March 17, 2021), which was said to have affected up to 15,000 customers in Pottstown and North Coventry after an accidental water main break occurred near the corner of King and Manatawny streets, ended Saturday (March 20) at 6:30 a.m. with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protect approval, the borough’s website announced.

Officials reported Pottstown successfully met state requirements for two consecutive days with testing that proved its water was drinkable and not contaminated by potential disease-causing organisms following the break. The boil-water notice was a precautionary measure intended to keep users safe until tests could be completed.

The regulatory department oversees the water system operated by the Pottstown Borough Authority.

The borough on Sunday (March 21) at 3 p.m. also said the portion of Manatawny Street between King and Beech streets would remain closed “until further notice.” It did not provide details or reasons, nor did it speculate when the portion might be re-opened.

The water main was broken Wednesday while crews worked to replace the King Street bridge at Manatawny, the borough explained shortly after the incident occurred.

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