Lifted on 1-25-23 — Boil Water Advisory in Effect for Portion of Seneca Street in Oil City

| January 24, 2023

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – A boil water advisory is in effect for a portion of Seneca Street in Oil City following a water main break on Friday, January 20.

Director of the Oil City Water Department Jason Herman told that the “precautionary” advisory remains in place on Tuesday, January 24, for residences and businesses in Seneca Square.

“This is (a) precautionary boil water advisory because we had to turn valves off completely before we dug it,” Herman said, referring to the repairs that needed to be made on Friday.

The advisory, which was implemented late Friday night and early Saturday morning while crews worked on the waterline, will affect businesses and residences on Seneca Street from its intersection with Sycamore Street to the bridge.

Businesses affected include Double Play Sports Bar, Oil City Elks, and Wine & Spirits.

According to Herman, two water samples must be tested and approved before the advisory can be lifted.

“You have to have two consistent samples back to back,” Herman explained. “We took one yesterday, and we’re waiting for the results. We’ll have that today (January 24) at some point.”

The length of the advisory will depend upon those results, Herman said.

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Jacob Deemer is a reporter for EYT Media Group, who is based out of Venango County. He started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper before contributing to as a beat writer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has spent over 6 years covering sports, crime, and local news in Venango, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.
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