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DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell announced on August 21, 2020 that Blair County was under a Drought Watch. In a Drought Watch, we should all be seeking to reduce water use by about 5 percent through voluntary conservation measures.
COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives and affect how we live and work. For the safety of our employees and our customers, we are continuing to keep our Walk-In Lobby area closed. However, effective July 1, 2020, we have … Continue reading
As an essential part of our water system’s maintenance program, the Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority opens hydrants in the spring and fall to “flush” minerals and deposits from our water mains. Water main flushing is necessary to preserve … Continue reading
During the winter months, it is important to remember the importance of removing snow away from fire hydrants in your neighborhood. Hydrants often get buried under snow from people snow blowing and shoveling or plowed in by snow removal crews … Continue reading
Most leaks result from worn washers in household faucets and showerheads. These fixtures should be checked often for even the smallest leak. Repairing this type of leak is as easy as replacing the washer or “O” ring. The toilet is … Continue reading
Many products on the market today claim to be “sewer safe” and “flushable,” but they are not biodegradable and clog our sewer mains. Nonwoven materials, feminine hygiene products, condoms, some facial wipes, kitty litter, and diapers are labeled as flushable … Continue reading
You need to notify PA One Call by dialing 811 every time you dig! Some examples of when to call include, but are not limited to: Building a garage, swimming pool, patio, or deck Planting trees and shrubs Installing a … Continue reading
If your address was changed by 911, please contact us to update your file!
The Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority needs to have a phone number on file where you can be reached in the event of an emergency. Please contact the office at 695-6300.