The City of Bradford modified the declaration of emergency to lighten the imposed restrictions

As of approx 1030 am this morning The City of Bradford modified the declaration of emergency to lighten the imposed restrictions.

The decision was reached after the Mayor and members of City Council had lengthy discussions with the Water Authority in regards to the current condition of the water system. According to Kim Benjamin (Executive Director of the Authority) and Ron Orris (Chairman of the Board) they felt that as long as the “largest consumers” of the system remain at bear minimum usage and residential customers remain diligent in their conservation efforts that the system will continue replenish at a fairly quick rate and the system could be close to full by the end of the weekend.

It is important that the community remember that although some restrictions have been lightened we are still under an emergency declaration and water conservation is still a priority.

The outlying areas that have not yet been effected should make preparations for the loss of water or water pressure at anytime between now and the next several days.

Drinking water, as well as distilled water for medical purposes is available to water customers (one case per residence)
at five distribution centers, Bradford City Fire Station (Chestnut St), Bradford Twp Fire Station (West Branch), Derrick City Fire Department (Derrick City), Lewis Run Fire Station and Lafayette Twp Fire station. If you are unable to pick up the water yourself arrangements can be made for delivery upon request. For any questions pertaining to drinking water availability call the City Fire Department at 814-368-3141

For any other requests you can call the Emergency Operations center at 814-368-6276

As a reminder there is still still a Boil Water Advisory in effect, also once water is returned to the majority of the customers the distribution of free water will be discontinued and people will have to purchase or boil water for consumption.

Chief Chris Lucco

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