12-27-12 Water leak found in Green Spring; boil water continues

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GREEN SPRING — A crew from the Central Hampshire Public Service District has found the water leak that created the boil water advisory over the Christmas holiday.

“The leak is just up the street from Puffinberger Carpet on First Street in Green Spring,” said James Hoffman, general manager.

Hoffman said his men began digging to fix the leak at 8 o’clock this morning.

“We’re hoping this is the only leak. We’ll know if the water pressure resumes once the leak is fixed and sealed,” Hoffman said.

When the pipe is sealed, Hoffman said, a water sample would have to be sent to the health department in Kearneysville to assure drinkable water, which is a requirement by the state PSC.

“Because of the holiday they probably won’t be able to test the water until next Wednesday,” said Hoffman.

Hoffman said the broken pipe is called blue-poly.  “That was a new product that came out some time ago. Everybody started using it until they found out later it was no good.”

Hoffman said there are a lot of blue-poly pipes in the Green Spring, Springfield area.

In the meantime the boil water advisory continues until further notice.

The Review will continue updating this situation as it unfolds.







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