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Rostraver Township boil water advisory lifted after completion of tests

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WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. - A boil water advisory that affected dozens of people in Rostraver Township was lifted Sunday, the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County announced.

The precautionary boil water advisory was issued Thursday night for certain areas in the township. About 65 customers were without running water or had very low water pressure.

The Municipal Authority said the advisory was issued for State Route 51, Smith Road, Lynn Road, Port Royal Road, West McClain Road and Timms Road because of a 16-inch water main break that caused a loss of positive water pressure. 

Although not in the affected area, the Belle Vernon School District cancelled classes Friday as a precaution. 

The authority said the water main was repaired Friday, but the boil advisory remained in effect for two more days while water testing was completed.

After two days of negative bacterial tests, officials determined that the water is safe to drink.

“Water service was restored Feb. 17, but DEP policy mandates two negative bacterial test results in two days before lifting the precautionary advisory. The second test was received Sunday morning. Both were negative for bacteriological contaminants,” the authority said in a statement Sunday.