Emmitsburg Water Leak

Dave Wantz, with the Emmitsburg town public works department, uses a saw to cut asphalt in a parking lot on North Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg. He and others were enlarging a ditch they had made looking for a leak in a two inch diameter mater main that supples less than a dozen properties. The town has been troubled with a number of recent leaks and complaints of brown water.

Emmitsburg officials on Monday afternoon searched for an isolated leak in a 2-inch water main on North Seton Avenue.

Steve Fissel, head of the town's maintenance department, said officials have found leaks around town involving water lines. Officials said this week the water main repair could stir sediment in the lines, and urged residents to flush their lines if they see brown water — an issue some residents have battled for months. 

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Steve Bohnel is the county government reporter for the Frederick News-Post. He can be reached at sbohnel@newspost.com. He graduated from Temple University, with a journalism degree in May 2017, and is a die-hard Everton F.C. fan.

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