UPDATE: ‘Do Not Use Water’ Notice Still in Effect in Franklin

| February 12, 2018

FRANKLIN, Pa. (ETY) – The “Do Not Use Water” notice issued late last week for some residents in the City of Franklin remains in effect.

According to Franklin City Manager Tracy Jamieson, city officials are hoping to hear from the Department of Environmental Protection sometime on Monday about the results of the recent water testing.

City officials are continuing to urge residents to report any issues they notice with their water, including discoloration and odor. They also recommend allowing water to run periodically to help flush anything in the pipes.

Johnson told exploreVenango.com, “We have been doing a lot of flushing of the system, and that can cause brown discoloration, which isn’t anything to be concerned about.”

Cases of bottled water continue to be available to affected residents at the Franklin Fire Department. There is also water available for people to collect and use for non-drinking purposes. Anyone unable to get to the fire department can call the city at 814-437-1485 to arrange for delivery.

The Franklin YMCA is continuing to make their showers available to affected residents with identification.

The city will be posting updates to the City of Franklin website, while also notifying local media, as soon as more information becomes available.


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