MAWC: Water service restored in Scottdale Monday afternoon
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .