The water in Lansdale Borough is not affected by the recent water quality problems at a Pennsylvania American Water treatment plant, officials from North Penn Water Authority announced Wednesday.
“These are two completely separate water supply systems,” North Penn Water Authority said in an email. “There is NO NEED for customers of the North Penn Water Authority to take any action and NO NEED for any concern.”
On Tuesday Pennsylvania America Water issued a mandatory water conservation notice for Norristown and surrounding areas.
"It is important to reduce your water
consumption due to treatment issues that have limited the production capacity
of our Norristown Water Treatment Plant," the company said in a Facebook
post. "Recent heavy rains created high turbidity (cloudiness) in the raw
water supply and affected the plant’s capacity to meet typical customer demand.
Customers are asked to limit their water use to essential purposes only
until plant operators can resolve the issue."
There are no health concerns with the water, the company said, but customers may notice discoloration and low water pressure.
About 31,000 customers in the following areas are affected by the Pennsylvania America Water notice, including people in Perkiomen, Plymouth, Upper Merion, Lower Providence and Norristown.