DRINKING WATER WARNING
Columbia Water Company ISSUES A “DO NOT CONSUME” ORDER FOR CUSTOMERS of
Columbia Water Company
DO NOT CONSUME THE DRINKING WATER
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
March 14, 2013 Columbia Water Company is issuing a “DO NOT CONSUME” order for
customers of Columbia Water Company due to potential contamination of the drinking water
supply. It was discovered today that a break-in occurred over night at one of the storage
tank/pumping station locations. At this time, it is unknown if the water in the storage tank was
This notice applies to the following customers: All customers of Columbia Water Company
except those in the Marietta Division.
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Customers are asked to not use
the water for drinking, cooking, food preparation, oral hygiene or providing to pets until further
notice. Throw away ice cubes if made with tap water after 3:30pm on March 13. The water can
be used for sanitary purposes such as bathing and washing. If you have specific health
concerns, you may wish to consult your doctor.
Alternative water supplies are being provided by Columbia Water Company. Columbia
Water will be providing a water tanker to residents as needed. The water tankers will be
stationed at the Columbia Shopping Plaza and the Columbia Shopping Center. You will need to
bring your own containers to transport your water.
Corrective actions are being taken by Columbia Water Company. We have isolated the
storage tank that was possibly tampered with. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection is conducting sampling of the tank and the distribution system to identify any potential
contamination. We will be draining the tank after sampling has been conducted.
Columbia Water Company anticipates resolving the problem within 3-5 days. Notice will be
issued when the problem is resolved and this advisory has been lifted.
For more information visit our web site at http://www.columbiawaterco.com/ or call the Columbia
Water Company at (717) 684-2188.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those
who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing
homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or
distributing copies by hand or mail.
PWS ID Number: 7360123 Date issued: March 14, 2013
Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua de beber.
Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. No tome el agua.