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Don't Let Bogus Letter Scare You

Don't be fooled into thinking you have to act on the letter you may get from American Water Resources. You don't.

If you live in the borough of Macungie, and if you receive a letter from a company called American Water Resources, ignore it.

The letter may be reminding you about what you "should" be doing to maintain the lines or pipes that bring water into your home, says Macungie Borough Manager Chris Boehm.

Any kind of directive like that would come from the borough and would be on borough letterhead, she said.

Boehm said at Monday's council meeting that she has had conversations with representatives of American Water Resources and has asked them not to send the letters. However, the company said it would be sending them anyway.

American Water Resources is based in Voorhees, N.J. Its website says it provides "drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states, and parts of Canada."

It also says the company, which partners with utilities and municipalities "manages 49,000 miles of distribution and collection mains and pipes in more than 370 water systems across the country. American Water helps create detailed water development plans, replaces aging infrastructure, constructs new facilities to serve growing customer bases, and collaborates on conservation projects."

Boehm said residents can read more on the borough website or can call the borough office at 610-966-2503.

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