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Emergency Notification System - CodeRED





EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
    - Emergency Notification System (CodeRED)

WATER SUPPLY ISSUES AND EMERGENCIES
    - How Do We Contact You In An Emergency?     - Water Advisories Overview

CURRENT WATER ADVISORIES
No Current Advisories

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HOW DO WE CONTACT YOU IN AN EMERGENCY

If we need to contact a large number of customers, we may call you by phone and leave a message explaining the situation and giving you directions for more information. We may also use the media, such as local radio and newspapers, to get information to you. If we only need to contact a limited number of customers, contact may be made by phone and/or by a handout placed on your door explaining the situation. Also, this web site will usually contain up to the minute information in an emergency.

The Borough of Chambersburg has instituted the Code Red Emergency Notification System - a high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the Borough in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil water advisory). Refer to Emergency Notification System more information on the system and to add/update the contact information we have for you.

WATER ADVISORIES OVERVIEW

Sometimes we must issue a Boil Water Advisory or other alert to some or all of our customers. This may occur if there is a large water main break in your neighborhood or if we have a mechanical problem such as an extended power outage at the water treatment facility. In the event that we need to issue a Boil Water Advisory, or some other alert, we will contact those customers by phone and/or by a handout placed on your door which will explain the situation and include directions for more information. We may also use the media, such as local radio and newspapers, to get information to you. Also, this web site will usually contain up to the minute information in an emergency.

The Borough of Chambersburg has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System - a high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the Borough in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil water advisory). Refer to Emergency Notification System more information on the system and to add/update the contact information we have for you.

Boiling kills bacteria and organisms in the water
   
Typical Boil Water Advisory instructions:
        Bring water to a rolling boil
        Continue boiling for one minute
        Let water cool before using
        Use boiled or purchased bottled water for drinking, making ice,
        washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation.