Pennsylvania American Water issued the below notice via its Facebook page early this morning. It asks its customers, including in Plymouth Township, to reduce water consumption due to a production issue at the Norristown Water Treatment Plant. The recent heavy rains created the issue. If you are in the effected area, you may notice low water pressure and discolored water. The water is still safe. Below is the complete statement.
ALL NORRISTOWN AREA CUSTOMERS are now under a mandatory conservation notice. It is important to reduce your water consumption due to treatment issues that have limited the production capacity of our Norristown Water Treatment Plant. 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-related concerns with the water, however customers might experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. This notice affects approximately 31,000 Pennsylvania American Water customers in the following communities:
• East Norriton Township
• West Norriton Township
• Upper Merion Township
• Lower Providence Township
• Plymouth Township
• Whitpain Township
• Worcester Township
• Perkiomen Township
There is currently no estimate when the treatment issues will be resolved and the plant returns to normal capacity. We will provide updates later this morning.