FAYETTE COUNTY (KDKA) — A Fayette county town has gone more than 24 hours without water.
The Tri-County Joint Municipal Authority tells KDKA that PennDOT hit a line that supplies East Millsboro while building a support wall along Route 88 on the other side of the river.
The water authority can’t dig to fix the line because the ground is too unstable.
A temporary fix is in the works. A half-mile line that connects to a neighboring water supply has been laid. It will be chlorinated overnight and bacteria tests will be done in the morning.
The temporary line will not supply fire hydrants. If an emergency situation were to come up fire crews would have to bring in a tanker or pump water from the river.
Water buffaloes have been brought in to provide water for cooking and washing.
The local fire department went door to door tonight delivering cases of bottled water.
About a dozen homes are affected.