UPDATE: Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted earlier this afternoon that the line that was broke was not one of the main ones. He says pressure should be restored to most customers affected soon.
Deputy Director of the ECWA, Bob Lichtenthal says the system is back on track. People may notice a slight change in water pressure while the system is recovering, but nothing major Lichtenthal added.
Update on @ECWAuthority water line break: it has been determined the line that broke was 12″ line, not one of the 40″+ main lines. This is good news and pressure should be restored to most soon. Old Lakeshore Road between Sturgeon Point and Sweetland Roads is closed for the work. pic.twitter.com/89sGb7F73u— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) September 15, 2018
ORIGINAL: A large leak at the Sturgeon Point Road treatment plant has caused the ECWA to ask customers in the Southtowns to conserve water until further notice.
Employees noticed a change in operating conditions and quickly discovered this large leak around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, according to ECWA officials.
Crews are currently working to make repairs, but officials say there is no timetable for when the issue will be fixed.
In the meantime, the ECWA asks those affected to monitor the use of their water and look out for low water pressure.
There’s no word on what caused the problem at this time.
News 4 will bring you more on the story as information becomes available.