Brookville schools under boil water notice on first day

by Bridget McClure, originally posted on August 31, 2016

BROOKVILLE – Areas in Brookville Borough and parts of Rose Township are under a boil water notice until further notice after a water main break on Northern Allegheny Blvd. Monday night.

The Brookville Municipal Authority said that the areas under the boil water notice are: Terri Glenn, Brookville High School, Hickory Grove Elementary, Alaska Road area and Northern Allegheny Blvd.

Tuesday was the first day of school for Brookville School District and officials had to make adjustments due to the notice.

School officials said that the cafeteria was most affected.

Director of food services Becky Kamnerdeiner said they had to boil two 60 gallon kettles Tuesday morning for cleaning fruits, vegetables and for sanitizing.

“First thing we did is move to all disposables for meal service for the children,” Kamnerdeiner said.

Water fountains are off-limits. Students were given bottles of water.

Kamnerdeiner said that the school district has another water source coming in on Thursday. She said if the water advisory continues, they will plan menus accordingly.

“As far as the students, I think its a minimal issue because most of the things take place in the back,” Kamnerdeiner said. “We always have a plan-B in place so that we can adjust and shift gears. There was no need to switch the menus out so the students were still served the same menu items.”

The Brookville Municipal Authority said that water should be boiled for one minute prior to use for water being consumed. This includes water for washing dishes, brushing teeth, drinking water, making ice, etc.

There was no word on when the advisory would be lifted.

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