A boil water advisory has been issued to some residents in Penn Hills, PA after a mouse was found in the Oakmont Water Authority’s distribution system.
The advisory was issued yesterday (Thursday, September 23) when the mouse was discovered during a routine site expectation in a covered reservoir, prompting questions about how it was able to enter.
There is a potential that disease-causing organisms have entered the water system, and residents should boil their water until notified otherwise.
The authority is in the process of flushing the affected system and taking chlorine and bacteria samples to determine that water is safe for drinking again.
The full list of affected streets can be viewed here.
The authority expects the boil water advisory to be rescinded by September 30.