Residents have expressed concerns about their water — with it ranging from milky white to green in color, and sometimes having sediment in it.
Several organizations are making donations of bottled water to help those in Burnside Township, Snow Shoe borough and Snow Shoe Township, who are served by Mountaintop Regional Water Authority.
Clarence Moose Lodge 1565 ordered 504 cases to donate — no pickup date has been set yet.
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State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Lock Haven, announced Wednesday that he worked with Nestle Waters, which is donating 1,600 cases.
“This is a water crisis and a serious health hazard,” Hanna said in a press release. “Residents cannot bathe, brush their teeth or safely cook meals under these conditions. I implore the Mountaintop Regional Water Authority to take every step possible to rectify this situation.”
Mountaintop water authority customers can pick up bottled water starting at 10 a.m. Friday at the Snow Shoe EMS building, 492 W. Sycamore Road in Snow Shoe.
They can also call Hanna’s Milesburg office at 353-8780, staffer Tammy Ammerman at 206-6433, staffer Luanna Dudish at 571-3446 or email RepMikeHanna@pahouse.net to request water be reserved for them. That can be picked up at Hanna’s office.