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Boil water advisory effects about 20 households in Middletown

About 20 families who live on Wharton Avenue between Union and North Catherine streets in Middletown are being advised to boil their water after a contractor Friday morning cut a nearby water main, according to information posted on Middletown's Facebook page.


Other residents outside of this area are not impacted, the borough said. Borough crews have hand-delivered notices of the advisory to the affected households.


State regulations require the boil water advisory to remain in effect until two consecutive days of testing show that the water is not contaminated. A sample is on the way to a lab for testing, so the boil water advisory could be lifted by Saturday afternoon, the borough said.


Borough crews will hand-deliver notices to inform the impacted households when the advisory is lifted.


The water line was cut by mistake by a contractor working on the new housing complex being built for Penn State Harrisburg students near Spring Street and Wharton Avenue, the borough said.