Water tankers brought to Nanticoke while crews work to locate main break

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NANTICOKE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Crews from PA American Water are searching for a water main break near Luzerne County Community College that is impacting water service in Nanticoke.

According to the fire chief, water issues were noticed around 7:00 a.m. Friday. Since then most of the nearby area is experiencing low or no water pressure.

On Monday, the break was still affecting residents in the area, closing the Nanticoke Area School District while crews still work to get the situation repaired.

The fire chief stated crews had to relocate water tankers from other communities to supplement the firefighting water supply. 

A spokesperson for PA American Water said on Friday that crews were still working to locate the problem. Meanwhile, they are bringing in water tankers to the community as a backup water source. The tankers can be located at:

  • Weis Market in Nanticoke
  • Nanticoke Fire Department located at 2 East Ridge Street
  • Guardian Eldercare located at 147 Old Newport Street.
  • Ken Pollock Apts in Glen Lyon
  • Thomas Market

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