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.
Crews continued to work this week to address the leaks in Addison Area Water Authority’s lines. Multiple leaks in the system have been detected and repairs have been made.
“We had a total of four leaks that were found. Two of these leaks were in the old steel line that was replaced. That line was repaired,” Kevin Nogroski of the Addison Area Water Authority said.
Though area residents may have water soon, a conservation notice is still in effect, as well as a boil water advisory.
“With water coming into the reservoir, we may be able to lift the water conservation this weekend, depending on how fast the reservoir fills. Hopefully by next Wednesday, if testing goes well, we will be able to lift the boil water notice,” Nogroski said.
The following information that was previously released remains in effect:
The water authority issued a boil water advisory that 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.
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 Rep. Dowling’s office at 814-634-4390.
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.
Media Contact: Patricia Hippler