ALIQUIPPA (KDKA) – A water main break left hundreds of people without running water in Beaver County Sunday.
According to officials at the scene, a 12-inch line broke around 10:30 a.m. on Tyler Street in Aliquippa.READ MORE: Environmental Group Protests Proposed Fracking Project In Penn Township
The water line is owned by Aliquippa Water Authority. Crews worked throughout the night to repair the break. The line was repaired and water was turned back on by around 5 a.m.
However, Aliquippa Water Authority crews said it would take time for the system to flush. They expect all customers to have water by the end of the day Monday.
Roughly 1,500 to 2,000 customers in Aliquippa, Hopewell, Raccoon and Potter Townships were affected.
Residents on the street said this is the fourth break in about six months that they’ve had to deal with.READ MORE: Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccination Is Nearly 91% Effective In Children
“This is pathetic,” Rene Plevel said. “We were camping. We were on our way home from camp, got a phone call from our neighbor that we had no water. So, we started filling up five-gallon buckets of water to bring home with us. Hopefully, they’ll get it fixed this time.”
Water buffalo stations were also set up at the Raccoon Volunteer Fire Company, Potter Volunteer Fire Company and the Aliquippa Water Authority Plant.
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