Philadelphia's water is safe to use, drink despite nearby chemical accident

(MENAFN) After a local chemical incident, Philadelphians may safely consume the water, the city's water service announced Tuesday night.

According to the Philadelphia Department of Water, the water is "safe to drink and use" and the Bucks County chemical leak on Friday had no impact on the drinking water.

When a pipe burst at a chemical facility on Friday, the city last week advised households to use bottled water " out of an abundance of caution."

According to authorities, Philadelphia has removed its recommendations about the Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Facility. The news was also shared on Twitter on Tuesday by Philadelphia's mayor, Jim Keeney, who stated that the city moved fast to address the issue.

"I'm grateful that no residents were exposed to unsafe chemicals in the city’s tap water following the spill," Keeney also mentioned. Noting that "this is a result of the swift action, caution and preparedness of @PhiladelphiaGov and partners and our commitment to ensuring the well-being and health of all residents."


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