Free bottled water available for Mountaintop Regional Water Authority customers
SNOW SHOE — State Rep. Mike Hanna announced Thursday that arrangements have been made with Nestle Waters to provide 1,600 cases of free bottled water to people affected by the low-water and boil water advisories put out by the Mountaintop Regional Water Authority.
Bald Eagle Area High School students will team up with Snow Show EMS to distribute the bottled water starting at 10 a.m. Friday at the Snow Shoe EMS building, 492 W. Sycamore Road in Snow Shoe.
Volunteers will also deliver water to anyone who cannot come to the facility to pick up water themselves.
Anyone with questions or who needs to have water reserved for them can call Mike Hanna’s Milesburg office at 814-353-8780, staffer Tammy Ammerman at 814-206-6433 or staffer Luanna Dudish at 814-571-3446.
Residents can also email at RepMikeHanna@pahouse.net.
Customers in parts of Snow Shoe borough, Snow Shoe Township and Burnside Township have been under advisories for more than one week.
However, residents say water has been milky white, green, and brown in color for nearly two months.
Hanna said that led to several calls from people asking for help.
Mountaintop Regional Water Authority chairman Jim Yost said the problem is that they cannot pump enough water out of their permitted wells and that there are also several leaks throughout the system.
The State College Water Authority has been helping Mountaintop find the leaks.