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Monday, June 11, 2018

Bethlehem Relocating Water Transmission Lines Along Willowbrook Road

From Bethlehem City: Beginning Monday June 11, 2018, contractors for the City of Bethlehem will be relocating one of the City’s water transmission mains along Willowbrook Road in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, north of LVIA Airport. This work is part of the broader project to widen Willowbrook Road in preparation for the opening of the new FedEx Distribution Facility later this year. The work is expected to be completed by the end of July 2018.

This transmission main provides drinking water to a large part of our service territory, particularly customers in West Bethlehem and Hanover Township - Lehigh and Northampton Counties. The City and Contractors are taking steps to ensure that there should be no disruption of water service during this project.

However, there is the possibility that a loss of water pressure or discolored water could occur at any time during this period. The City will provide immediate updates should any major disruptions occur and if any corrective actions are warranted. We monitor water chemistry in the distribution system every day and we continue to meet or exceed stringent PaDEP limits on drinking water quality. There are no restrictions on water use and there are no boil water advisories at this time.
Should you experience discolored water we advise that you do not let your water run continuously. Rather, run your cold water faucets only for a few minutes at a time until it begins to clear up. Repeat this step every hour or so until the water runs clear. We recommend that you do not run your hot water while you are experiencing discolored water and to use discretion when using water for routine chores such as washing clothes.

We take our responsibility to delivery safe, clean drinking water to our customers very seriously and are taking steps to minimize the impact to our customer’s daily activities during this project. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the office of the Director of Water and Sewer Resources at the above number or contact our 24/7 Control Center at 610-865-7077. Thank you for your patience in this matter.


Anonymous said...

I sure hope FedEx is paying for this. Would not be fair to the rate payers of Bethlehem's water system to pay.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, I hope that bedlum water will not be MIXED with LCA's. This could be poisoning many more than have all ready been.

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