A 30 inch water main break in West Conshohocken has caused water issues in the area all morning. It occurred near the Balligomingo Road and Front Street intersection. Below is a statement from the Borough of Conshohcoken:
West Conshohocken Borough has experienced a water main break this morning that is affecting the water supply in Conshohocken Borough as well as surrounding municipalities. Aqua has not issued a mandatory No Boil Water Advisory at this time but Conshohocken residents and business owners will notice brown sediment in their water.
As a precaution, limiting use of tap water is advised. Aqua has informed the Borough that they are currently working to resolve the water main break. For concerns regarding the water supply in your home or business, please contact Aqua’s Lab at 610-645-4234.
From 6ABC Action News:
UPDATE – statement from Aqua:
At 30-inch water main broke sometime before 6 a.m. on Balligomingo Road between Route 476 and Front Street in Conshohocken.
Crews responded to the break and are in the midst of shutting down the main. Shutting down large valves (two 30-inch valves and one 16-inch valve) requires more time than it takes to operate valves on smaller distribution mains.
Once the shutdown is completed, Aqua expects its customers in the Lower Merion and Radnor areas to have normal water pressure within one-to-two hours.
It could take a few more hours for affected customers on the east side of the Schuylkill River in areas like Cheltenham, Wyndmoor and Glenside to return to normal water pressure.
Because of a change in water flow that occurred after the break, it is possible that customers will experience discolored water as a result of iron buildup in the main.
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