Leaks Found, Update Provided on Addison Borough Water Emergency

ADDISON – Sen. Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) and Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset), in coordination with Addison Borough and Joel Landis of the Somerset County Department of Emergency Services, issued the following update regarding the water emergency in Addison Borough, Somerset County.

The leaks causing depletion in the Addison Area Water Authority reservoir have been located. Crews have begun to repair the leaks today.

Over the weekend, 50,000 gallons of donated water from the National Pike Water Authority has been put into the reservoir, in coordination with PA WARN and Dean’s Water Service.

Organizations such as the local Salvation Army and Red Cross are at the ready to assist citizens throughout this issue. Residents seeking out these services are encouraged to call Dowling’s office at 814-634-4390.

“Everybody has made tremendous progress this weekend in getting the reservoir filled, the leak location identified and obtaining the needed bottled water for the residents. Please continue to monitor these joint press releases for updates on this evolving situation,” Landis said.

The following information that was previously released remains in effect:

The water authority issued a water conservation notice for all customers as well as a boil water advisory will be in place until further notice.

Bottled drinking water continues to be distributed at the Addison Volunteer Fire Department. Portable toilets are also on site.

Water buffalos from Somerset County Department of Emergency Services containing non-potable water are located at the following locations:

Addison Volunteer Fire Company, 7214 National Pike, Addison, PA 15411

Anchor In, 7780 National Pike, Addison, PA 15411

St. John Lutheran Church, 653 Main St., Addison, PA 15411

Residents are urged to use bottled water for drinking and cooking. The non-potable water available at the buffalos is not of drinking quality but may still be used for many other purposes.

Addison Borough continues to look for donations of pallets of bottled water to be distributed to area residents, as this issue will be ongoing. Any organization wishing to donate should contact Dowling’s office to coordinate.

If residents are without water and need assistance, they are urged to call Addison Borough Mayor Sam Collins at 814-395-5253 or Dowling’s district office.