NEVILLE (KDKA) — Officials have issued a Drinking Water Warning to Neville Township residents, telling them not to use the water.
According to Allegheny County officials, an industrial water meter recorded a backflow into the water system of approximately 2,000 gallons.
The content of the backflow is not known, but there is a threat of contamination.
Service to the industrial user was closed to prevent the risk of backflow, officials said.
Officials said to use bottled water for drinking, bathing, hand washing, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, cooking and food prep until further notice.
People who live in the township are being advised to not even boil the water.
Water, bottles and buffaloes, are available at the Neville Island Fire Department on Grand Avenue.
Happening now: Neville Island public works crews just brought more bottled water to the fire dept. A drinking water warning in effect for the township after a back flow was detected in the system. Residents should not use the water, nor boil it. #KDKA pic.twitter.com/fgtXig8yQM
— Lisa Washington (@LisaWashing) October 23, 2019
Neville Island Public Works crews brought in additional cases of water this morning for the public.
The township is working the state Department of Environmental Protection to correct the problem and determine when the water is safe again.