Boil water advisory still remains in effect for some residents

Originally posted on October 5, 2016


A boil water advisory remains in effect until further notice for customers between Marion Avenue and the 500 block of West Washington Street in Bradford City and Bradford Township, Bradford City Water Authority Executive Director Steve Disney reported on Tuesday.

A 12-inch water main break occurred under the tennis courts of the Kessel Athletic Complex at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Monday, and by that night workers had made the repairs.

“I was pleasantly surprised by the quick repairs given the fact that the vast square footage of pavement that prohibited an exact location to pinpoint the break and also due to the depth of the line,” Disney said. “Once we did find the line our crews did an outstanding job minimizing the water outage.”

Now the customers in the impacted areas are advised to continue the use of bottled water and bagged ice, and boil their water for washing dishes, food preparation, oral hygiene, making ice or drinking, according to a memo he provided The Era. The affected areas include all side streets, such as North Onofrio, Wagner, Nelson, Louette, Castle, West End, Gregory and Rodgar.

“Water should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute before using to kill potentially harmful bacteria that may be present,” the memo reads. “Customers not living within the affected area should continue normal use and practices.”

Bacteria tests are being conducted daily, and notice will be provided when the boil water advisory has been lifted, Disney said.

In the meantime, the water authority thanks customers for their patience. Disney also expressed appreciation to the authority crew as well as the Pitt-Bradford maintenance staff and administration.

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