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.
As of today, the boil water advisory for the Addison Area Water Authority customers has been lifted.
“The Authority, Addison Volunteer Fire Company, and many other volunteers have worked tirelessly over the past couple of weeks with the grateful support of Senator Pat Stefano, Representative Matthew Dowling, Joel Landis, the Somerset Emergency Management Coordinator, Mike Snyder and Glenn Cowles of PA Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (PA WARN), Dean’s Water Service, National Pike Water Authority, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army,” Kevin Nogroski of the Addison Area Water Authority said.
Following a water outage that started at the beginning of the month, all area residents now have clean, running water that is safe for consumption.
“This was an unprecedented event where roughly four miles of water main had to be searched for two major water main breaks and the replacement of over 700 feet of water main through a back woods boulder field to complete the repairs,” said Joel Landis. “The local community really stepped up to the plate on this event. It shows how people can come together, overlooking their differences, to face overwhelming odds in extreme adversity and come out winning. Truly commendable!”
If any Addison Water Authority customers continue to have any water issues, they are urged to contact the authority at 814-395-5414 or email email@example.com.
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