ROYERSFORD PA – A tanker truck was set up Monday night (June 12, 2017) on 2nd Avenue near Victory Park to ensure that up to 100 residents who live in the area would have water available when Pennsylvania-American Water Company crews arrived to shut off a water main break and perform emergency site repairs between 3:30 and 9 p.m., the borough reported on its Facebook page.
The borough’s post stated that between “60 to 100 residents are affected by the water main being shut off” at 2nd Avenue and Green Street. “Repairs may take an additional six to eight hours, so if you need drinking water please bring your own bottles to be filled,” it added.
A Pennsylvania-American map of the affected site was displayed as a dogleg-shaped area stretching roughly from Washington to Gay streets and divided in the center by 2nd Avenue. It included portions of Green, Winter and Arch streets.
Area residents received e-mail, text and phone alert notices Monday at 4:49 p.m. and again at 5:08 p.m. from the water company, notifying them of the service disruption and repeating the length of time repairs might require. “When service is restored, customers may experience cloudy and or discolored water. If your water is discolored, wait until it runs clear before using. This should typically take only a few minutes,” it said.
“We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience while repairs are being made,” the company added in its notice.
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