Water Quality Concerns Continue on Chapel Street


WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Residents in one Wilkes-Barre neighborhood are looking for a piece of mind after the water company insists there is no problem and that the water is safe to drink.

“I won’t drink it. I use spring water or boil it. I have a pot on the stove,” Chapel Street resident Carl Hazur said.

Carl Hazure says his water has been cloudy and sometimes dirty ever since the Pennsylvania American Water Company replaced water lines in his neighborhood. Eyewitness News showed you last month when the company was replacing water lines in the area, that work is finished, but people tell us their water problems won’t go away.

“They all say its safe to drink, but they won’t take a drink and that’s what I don’t get. If its so safe take a sip,” Hazur said.

Water company workers have been working on the water lines on Chapel Street.

“What’s happening, there seems to be air trapped in the lines. We are down there opening a blow-off top to flush the lines and get air out of the lines,” P.A.W. Spokesperson Susan Turcmanovich said.

A water company spokesperson says the water will clear after sitting for about a minute and insists it is safe to drink.

“We’ve had our water quality department on site. They tested the water and there are no issues with the water,” Turcmanovich said.

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