Water Threat Latest

Water Threat Latest

People are still dealing with a threat made against their water.


From the Altoona Water Authority: In response to yesterday’s threat to the Hollidaysburg Water supply system, the Altoona Water Authority has established a free alternate water source for all affected customers.  Until the restriction is lifted, you may obtain free drinking water at the Kittanning Trail Volunteer Fire Company, located at 937 Edison Ave.  Altoona Water Authority staff will be on hand to assist you; however, you must bring your own containers.  The hours of operation will be from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm tonight.  Hours of operation tomorrow will be from noon until 8:00 pm, unless the restriction is lifted before 8:00 pm.

Directions (from Hollidaysburg/Duncansville/points south):  Travel north toward Altoona on Route 764.  Turn left onto 58th St.  After about one mile, turn left onto Poland Ave.  Then take the first right onto Edison Ave. The Kittanning Trail Volunteer Fire Company is on the right.


People in parts of Blair County are being told they can't drink their water, brush their teeth with it, or even wash their dishes. Showering is safe.

The Altoona Water Authority is dealing with a threat made against part of the area's water supply. Someone told them that they put some kind of contaminant in the water supply that would affect Hollidaysburg, Blair and Freedom Townships.

So far no tests have found anything but Saturday crews were flushing the pipes to make sure.

The ban is set to expire around 7:00 Sunday night. The authority will announce if it can be lifted earlier, or needs to be extended.
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