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MAWC: Water service restored in Scottdale Monday afternoon

Renatta Signorini
| Monday, February 25, 2019 12:01 p.m

Water service and pressure was restored to Scottdale residents Monday afternoon, according to Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County officials.

Around 1 p.m. Sunday, a 30-inch cast-iron transmission line broke and left some in the borough with low pressure or no water service. Crews completed repairs at 1 p.m. Monday underneath the Everson Bridge.

The water main break happened along train tracks near Garfield Park. Some still were having trouble by mid-morning Monday.

“What a pain in the butt,” resident Dennis Elcock said Monday while filling up six gallon jugs from a water buffalo.

Two water buffaloes were set up in the borough, one at the municipal building and another at the Fourth Ward fire station along South Broadway Avenue.

Elcock said the service interruption affected his 20-year-old son, who has autism and doesn’t like to deviate from getting a nightly bath.

“Last night was a meltdown,” he said.

The transmission line moves water from Indian Creek Supply Filtration Plant to regional storage tanks.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, rsignorini@tribweb.com or via Twitter .


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Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
A crew from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County works to repair a broken 30-inch water main line, near Church Street in Scottdale, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The line broke around 1 p.m. Sunday flooding the park in a few feet of water. Customers are still without water at this time.
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Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
A crew from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County works to repair a broken 30-inch water main line, near Church Street in Scottdale, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The line broke around 1 p.m. Sunday flooding the park in a few feet of water. Customers are still without water at this time.
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Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
A crew from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County works to repair a broken 30-inch water main line, near Church Street in Scottdale, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The line broke around 1 p.m. Sunday flooding the park in a few feet of water. Customers are still without water at this time.
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Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
A crew from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County works to repair a broken 30-inch water main line, near Church Street in Scottdale, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The line broke around 1 p.m. Sunday flooding the park in a few feet of water. Customers are still without water at this time.
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Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
A crew from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County works to repair a broken 30-inch water main line, near Church Street in Scottdale, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The line broke around 1 p.m. Sunday flooding the park in a few feet of water. Customers are still without water at this time.
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Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Dennis Elcock, of Scottsdale, fills water jugs to flush his toilet, at the borough building in Scottdale, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. A 30-in water main line broke around 1 p.m. Sunday flooding the park in a few feet of water, and leaving customers without water.
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Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
A crew from the Westmoreland County Municipal Authority works to repair a broken 30-inch water main line, near Church Street in Scottdale, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The line broke around 1 p.m. Sunday flooding the park in a few feet of water. Customers are still without water at this time.
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Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
A crew from the Westmoreland County Municipal Authority works to repair a broken 30-inch water main line, near Church Street in Scottdale, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The line broke around 1 p.m. Sunday flooding the park in a few feet of water. Customers are still without water at this time.
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