Latest News, Updates & Emergencies
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Unexpected repairs in the Old William Penn Highway area of Burrell Township will be completed today. You may experience no water, low pressure or dirty water. Please do not wash clothes if discoloration is present. By using a clear glass you can determine when the water’s clarity has been restored.
Thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for the inconvenience.
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The Palmer Road (Burrell Township) waterline construction project has been completed. Although weather has prohibited total restoration, the line is available for use and connection notices have been sent to residents of the project area. This water service extension was paid for by the Bureau of Abandoned Mines. Kukurin Construction Company was the contractor.
Highridge Water Authority is also scheduled to begin mailing connection notices to Palmerton/Fairfield Heights residents on November 5, 2018. Water sampling and pressure testing of the line must first be completed. CDBG funds were administered by Indiana County’s Office of Planning and Development and used to pay for materials and excavation. Highridge personnel constructed the new water lines. Burrell Township Supervisors vigorously pursued funding to make this project a reality.
Connection notices are being prepared for mailing to residents in the Bear Tracks Road/Hill Road area of East Wheatfield Township during the week of October 29 – November 2. A change of scope was approved by state officials and easements obtained to also extend water lines to service Millworks Solutions along Route 711. Construction has commenced with completion scheduled for mid-November. East Wheatfield Township supervisors and state senator Donald White were instrumental in arranging the funding for this project.
Unfortunately, a waterline extension project planned for Campbell’s Mill Road and Falling Run Road, also in Burrell Township, was terminated when supervisors pulled state funding for the project. Promises by the supervisors to update a connection notice required by Highridge went unfulfilled thus jeopardizing a long and successful partnership between two public entities.
Enforcement of a Cross Connection/Backflow Prevention policy adopted earlier this year by directors of Highridge Water Authority has been encouraging. In a last count, over 78% of residential customers are in compliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulation.
Office Hours & General Information
Office hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday – Friday and we can be reached 24-hours a day should an emergency arise. For general information, have your account number available when contacting us.
Office Fax: 724-459-5629
Authority office closed the following days:
November 22nd & 23rd
December 24th & 25
January 1, 2019