“The water main break on Monday in the City of Bradford has necessitated that local officials declare a State of Emergency. The next week will certainly be challenging for the community, as work is underway to restore the water supply to the City and surrounding areas that have been affected.
“I have spoken with Mayor Riel and will continue to work with the Governor’s Office, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and state and local officials to ensure that the community has assistance with this emergency situation
HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) issued the following statement regarding the ongoing emergency water situation in the Bradford area:
“This obviously is a difficult and potentially dangerous situation for all involved. With an estimated 18,000 customers without water service, it is important that we all work together to get through this.
“I would like to thank the dedicated crews at the Bradford City Water Authority, as I know they are working as hard as they can, around the clock, to get this major water line fixed and to restore service.
“Although I am in Harrisburg for voting session this week, I am in regular contact with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and county and local officials as we work to ensure a coordinated response.
“People in need of drinking water or other assistance should contact the City of Bradford Central Fire Station at 814-368-3141. Also, a shelter has been set up at the Sawyer Evangelical Church, located at the intersection of South Kendall Ave and Looker Mountain Trail.”