The townships of East and West Norriton, Lower Providence, Whitpain, Worcester, and Whitemarsh in Montgomery County remain under a boil water advisory, KYW 1060 reports.
Pennsylvania-American Water — a subsidiary of American Water, a Voorhees-based water utility company — says that the recent heavy rains are the reason for the boil water advisory: The Norristown Water Treatment Plant was unable to meet its usual production capacity as a result.
Residents in those areas (and nearby Upper Merion and Perkiomen townships) are also asked to conserve water. Don’t wash your car or water your lawn for a little bit!
County officials have forced most of the restaurants in the area to close, while many schools released students early.