Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Although we have been, up until approximately 12AM on 12/23, producing enough water to keep up with the leak that we have been looking for, the leak has become so bad that we had to engage our back-up well this morning in order to keep up with the combined loss and consumption.
This morning, we discovered a major leak on the SW corner of Main St. and Pomeroy St. that was not there when we checked that area last week. One of our residents pointed out that there was a lot of water flowing in that area, and upon inspection discovered that it is a problem. We are assuming that this is what caused the sudden increase in loss on the 23rd, but it is not the main leak that we have been looking for. We will continue to look for the big leak, but for the moment we are going to focus on getting the known leak fixed before the storm hits.
The main water valves going to this section of line have been shut down in order to permit our work crews to repair the new leak that has surfaced. This will affect all of our customers along Pomeroy Street, and all customers on Main Street, west of Fishing Creek Road Ext. / Pomeroy St. These customers will have no water until the leak has been repaired and we can turn the water back on.
We still do not know how long it will take to make the necessary repairs and restore service, but the crews are in route to the site now to begin that process and will get the water service restored as soon as possible. It may take the better portion of the day to complete the repair, so please plan on being without water for the better portion of the day to be safe.
Jonathan Huff, CFM
Secretary / Treasurer
Water / Wastewater Operator
Roulette Township Supervisors
80 Railroad Ave.
PO Box 253
Roulette, PA 16746-0253
Office: 814-544-7549Fax: 814-544-4044
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 12/26/2012 10:55:00 AM