Water Threat

Water Threat

The Altoona Water Authority has issued a warning not to drink or consume water for the next 48 hours.
HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY - Police are investigating a threat against a Blair County water supply.

Hollidaysburg Police are investigating the threat of an unknown contaminant in the water supply for Hollidaysburg, Freedom Township, Blair Township, and a small part of Frankstown Township.  Everyone who is affected has been called by phone. Altoona and Duncansville Borough are not affected by this.

The Altoona Water Authority ran a series of tests and found nothing out of the ordinary.  The DEP is now running more tests.

And some stores are already running low on water supplies.


The Altoona Water Authority has received a vague threat that may affect the Hollidaysburg water system. Out of an abundance of caution, we are notifying our customers although there is no clear sign of contamination. We are recommending that you do not drink or consume water for 48 hours. In response to the threat the Altoona water authority has taken precautionary actions. Field and lab testing is being conducted. The affected areas include: Hollidaysburg, Freedom Township, Blair Township and customers in the Foot of Ten and William Penn High Way/Old Route 22 areas. It does not affect Duncansville borough. If you are unsure if you are affected, you may contact 814-949-2540. This notice is in effect for 48 hours unless removed earlier.

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