***Water System Updates***
Friday, August 27, 2021
BLUE MARSH LAKE WATER QUALITY EVENT
Western Berks Water Authority is fully aware of the water quality testing that has occurred at Blue Marsh Lake by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the PA Department of Environmental Protection. The Authority has had daily communication with lake management and state regulators regarding the status of the testing. Western Berks Water Authority will be notified on the status of analytical results as they become available.
Western Berks Water Authority has implemented its Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) screening process for the water that enters its intake and to this point has not detected any HAB in its raw water source. Should it become necessary to treat harmful algal toxins, the treatment process of the plant is robust and has been designed to handle significant algal loads.
Western Berks Water Authority will continue to monitor the situation at Blue Marsh Lake and make updates as conditions warrant.
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Welcome to Western Berks Water
Western Berks Water proudly provides high quality, award-winning drinking water to nine municipalities in Berks County, PA. Since 1974, we have provided our customers with bulk water that meets or exceeds regulatory compliance at a low and stable rate.
The purpose and desire of Western Berks Water is to deliver with integrity a safe, reliable, and sustainable water service. We strive to provide our customers with water at the lowest reasonable rate, consistent with safe business practices, in an environmentally sound manner. We attempt to understand our customers’ needs to ensure we’re able to meet future compliance, water quality and capacity requirements.
In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with Residents and Businesses in the Mohrsville Water District, we have implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification service provider.
Swift911™ in its simplest form is a system that makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information.
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