Boil water advisory lifted for Ambridge Water Authority customers
A boil water advisory that affected thousands of customers since Monday has been lifted.
AMBRIDGE — A boil water advisory that affected thousands of customers since Monday has been lifted.
Michael Dominick, general manager of the Ambridge Water Authority, confirmed that the boil water advisory was lifted by the Department of Environmental Protection at noon on Thursday.
The advisory was put in place Monday morning after an incident that occurred early Sunday morning when an operator at the water plant noticed a large crack in a pipe near the plant.
The crack caused water pressure to fluctuate throughout the water authority’s system, and some neighborhoods in higher elevations lost water completely.
The Ambridge Area School District was affected and classes had to be canceled Monday at Highland Elementary School.
The elementary school reopened Tuesday, but students there and in the high school were restricted from drinking the water during the boil water advisory.
Creekside Springs, a Pulaski Township business that bottles, packages and labels water bottles, donated “countless” pallets of water for use by residents, and the fire departments in all three communities personally delivered water to those who needed it.
“So many people helped out,” he said.
“I want to thank the community as a whole for being understanding, and the fire department for handing out water and doing everything that was asked of them, and more.” He added that everyone “came together to solve this problem as best we could.” Finally, Dominick said the crack in the pipe has been fixed and “everything is good” in the Ambridge Water Authority’s system.