ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Belle Vernon School District has canceled classes for Friday due to a Boil Water Notice issued for Rostraver Township in Westmoreland County.
The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County issued the notice because of a leak in a water line.
The notice affects customers on Route 51, Smith Road, Lynn Road, Port Royal Road, West McClain Road and Timms Road.
Officials say once the leak is repaired, they will restore water service. However, there is no timeline for when the notice will be lifted.
“Though there is a low likelihood of contamination, in accordance with DEP policy, a precautionary boil water advisory was issued,” Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County Michael Kukura said. “They will be required to boil it for two days, I will take tests today, and be back tomorrow to take samples, as long as those samples come back negative we will lift the advisory on Sunday.”
Water buffaloes have been set up at the Rostraver Township Municipal Building, where people gathered to fill up as many containers as they could carry.
“You get your hands dirty, you’re stuck! I got clothes I was started to put in the washer, but that will be another day when I finally happen to get water,” said resident Mary Lee McBeth.