The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County, which issued a precautionary boil-water advisory for about 50,000 of its customers last week after a problem with a filter was detected, says the first of two rounds of water tests “came back normal with no indication of bacteria.”
The second set of tests was being analyzed today and the results will be in by Monday afternoon, the authority said in a news release. A news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday.
The alert was issued after water collected Wednesday at the George R. Sweeney Water Treatment Plant revealed a small depression in part of the filter, which could allow untreated water to bypass the filtration barrier, municipal authority officials at its New Stanton headquarters said Friday.
If the second round of tests also indicate no contamination, the advisory, which affects parts of White Oak in Allegheny County and the Westmoreland County municipalities of Apollo, Delmont, Derry Township, Export, Irwin, Jeannette, Manor, Murrysville, North Huntingdon, Penn Township and Vandergrift, among others, will be lifted.