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Water Threat Hurting Businesses

The water threat is already taking a toll on the community.
HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY - The water threat is already taking a toll on the community.

Several businesses have closed their doors, and others are going through a lot of extra work to stay open.

Heather Saleme took the day to clean up her restaurant because she couldn't open Allegheny Creamery and Crepes. She said there was no point in opening because she couldn’t make coffee, serve drinks with ice, or even wash vegetables.

The Allegheny Street Coffee Company and Hoss's in Duncansville were also shut down for the day. Other restaurants along Allegheny Street in Hollidaysburg took a different approach.

The Capitol Hotel Turned of their ice machine so no new water came in and detailed what could have water to their customers and let them decide.

D'Ottavios opened their doors for lunch as usual. But water wasn't on the menu. They brought in cases of bottled water and gallons of clean tap water for dishes. Susan Fayson says they can’t shut down because their customers depend on them, and their employees depend on their paychecks. So they just did what they had to do.

Back at the Creamery and Crepes, there's a lot of disappointment, because the day of the Hollidaysburg Halloween Parade is usually one of their most profitable days of the year. And this year they won’t get a thing.
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