Neighbors react to water issues in part of Perry County
Some residents in the Sunshine Hill Section of Penn Township say they haven’t been able to shower or drink their tap water, and they say it’s not the first time this has happened.
Penn Township Supervisors bought dozens of cases of water to give out to residents of the Sunshine Hill Community. However, the supervisors are not responsible for the water system; the Penn Township Municipal Authority is. Right now, the Sunshine Hill Community is in a boil water advisory.
"Anything that we have is always, always brown, stained, and ruined," said Lisa Auxt, who lives in Sunshine Hill.
"Frequently, we have brown water.
Auxt says she’s tired of having brown spots all over her and her family’s clothing.
Because of the recent advisory for the community, a concerned group of neighbors created the Sunshine Hill Water Action Group, and Penn Township supervisors, separate from the municipal authority, is giving out water while the advisory is in effect.
"I just could not sit back and not do anything.