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Wells almost dry for some residents in Gregg Township

Longview Mobile Home Manor near Spring Mills, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.
Longview Mobile Home Manor near Spring Mills, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. CDT photo

Some Gregg Township residents have been left without water after heavy use of the wells serving the area left them nearly dry.

According to an anonymous Longview Mobile Home Manor resident, the water stopped flowing early Monday. According to this resident, only a limited amount of discolored water is available. Some homes aren’t even able to use water due to frozen pipes.

Longview owner Leotta Long said the wells are low and tenants would hopefully only be without water for a few hours.

When asked if the wells could be refilled or how she planned on providing water to residents, she replied, “As far as I’m concerned, this is none of your business.”

Gregg Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Joel Myers said the board hadn’t been made aware of the problem. After speaking with the township road master, he said there was nothing the township could do to help the residents in terms of hauling or transporting water.

Longview is serviced by township sewer lines, he said, but not water lines.

“We really have no way to do anything,” he said.

Long gave manor residents a handwritten letter suggesting ways of saving water, the anonymous resident said, saying tenants would be charged if water must be brought in.

“Some of us have called to get legal advice, but so far all we are told is we are allowed to withhold rent till we have water again,” the resident said.