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Water Warning Issued for Kittanning Water System

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KITTANNING (KDKA) – Pennsylvania American Water says its Kittanning water system has high levels of PH. Sample results received on Friday showed higher than normal levels of PH, that were higher than the EPA health advisory level of 10.

According to EPA, consuming water that contains a contaminant above this health advisory level might be a serious health concern. Water service will be unable to all customers.

This warning applies to all Kittanning customers in the following areas: Boroughs of Kittanning and Applewold and portions of Manor and Rayburn Townships.

Pennsylvania American Water says do not use the water, and to use bottled for drinking, bathing, hand washing, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, cooking or food preparation until further notice.

Also do not boil the water, it will not reduce the PH level.

Water tankers will be stationed starting at 2 p.m. at the following locations and customers are asked to supply their own containers:

Kittanning Hose Company 6
1360 Orr Avenue

Armstrong County Health Center
265 South Mckean Street

Pennsylvania American Water says they are taking corrective actions, including flushing the system, to address the issue.
If you have specific health concerns, you may wish to consult your doctor.

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