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Some Waynesboro residents requested to boil water

July 15, 2009

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Some residents of Main and Church streets in the Borough of Waynesboro are being asked to boil water through Saturday before drinking it or cooking with it.

Borough maintenance crews are replacing waterlines under Center Square as well as connections to some buildings.

They were scheduled to work Wednesday night and overnight into Thursday morning, trying to get the largest portion of the work done.

"They're going to be there most of the night, if not more," Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said.

Residents and businesses received notices Wednesday and Thursday saying they might experience water service interruptions. The affected areas are listed as Main Street from Broad to Potomac streets and Church Street from North to Second streets.

"If it goes wider than that, we'll post (notices on) properties," Hamberger said.

Water boiling is precautionary because of the way bacteria in the lines will be tested during the project, he said.

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The lines are being replaced in anticipation of Center Square construction. Hamberger said replacing the lines now minimizes the chance they will need maintenance after the square is paved.

The borough is in the midst of a $3.2 million project to synchronize traffic lights and reconfigure the square, which is the intersection of Pa. 16 and Pa. 997. Traffic light work has been ongoing for a few weeks.

For information, call borough hall at 717-762-2101.

-- Jennifer Fitch

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