Boil water advisory still on


Wyoming County Press Examiner

The residents of Laceryville are expected to be under a boil water advisory for a few more days after a mouse was found in a reservoir last week.

Borough councilman Richard Rodgers said Wednesday night that a routine inspection from the Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday afternoon found the rodent in a backup reservoir.

Rogers said that the upwards of 400 residents and/or businesses who use the borough’s water had been notified.

He said that the advisory would not be lifted until at least two consecutive tests revealed the water was safe to drink.

Laceyville has been without a Water Company superintendent since April 1 when Tim Shotwell resigned.

Laceyville Mayor Ken Paton said that Rogers and fellow councilman Keith Pennay have been overseeing the water plant in the interim.

Patton said Tuesday afternoon that results from testing Monday were not back and the fact that the water company is without a full-time certified operator creates its own set of problems which the borough is trying to rectify.