Water main break prompts water boil advisory

by Mike Reuther, originally posted on April 7, 2017


A boil water advisory remains in effect for Jersey Shore area residents following a water main break Tuesday night.

Jersey Shore Area Joint Water Authority Manager Mike Zellers said repairs have been completed to the system.

“The system is being recharged,” he said.

However, the boil water advisory won’t be lifted until further testing is completed.

About 50 customers were without water including businesses along Route 287.

Zellers praised the work done to repair the problem.

“The guys did a good job out there today (Wednesday). It was in a remote spot,” he said. “There was no easy access to it.”

Water stations were set up for people to fill containers at the Larryville Fire Hall and at Dandy’s Mini Market on Route 287.

The municipal authority services customers in Jersey Shore, as well as Porter, Nippenose and Mifflin townships.

“We had good cooperation from the community,” Zellers said.

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