CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A temporary water system will allow the 122 students at Duffield Elementary School to return to their regular classrooms today, three days after the school's well ran dry.
"We have the official word and sent it home with the students," Head Teacher Joann Young said Wednesday. She said a 1,500-gallon sanitized water tank has been connected to the school's filtering system and plumbing.
The kindergarten through fifth-grade students had been bused to five other elementary schools in the Chambersburg Area School District while the temporary fix was put in place. Young said water will be brought in from the Guilford Water Authority by a certified water hauler.
Young said the existing 90-foot-deep well will not be used again. A permanent solution will involve either drilling a new well or connecting to the Guilford Water Authority system.