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Bedford Co. town still without clean water

Updated: Thursday, April 3 2014, 10:19 AM EDT

By: Jackalyn Kovac

SIX MILE RUN, Pa. -- About 300 people in Six Mile Run and Coaldale are still affected by the Feb. 13 roof collapse at the Six Mile Run water facility.  Heavy snow caused the roof to collapse.

Close to $80,000 has been spent to rebuild the building.

Six Mile Run Water Co. officials told 6 News it could take a few more weeks before the plant is back to normal.

"It's going to take another two weeks before I have it under control, maybe another week after that," said Kenneth Foster.

Foster and other water officials have been working hard to rebuild.

"Everything is progressing and good now since we got the heat in there. Once I get the plumbing done and I get some help cleaning up, we'll be in good shape," said Foster.

The cost of rebuilding has totaled $80,000, but Foster said he won't pass that price tag on to his customers.

"We're hoping to get help from State Rep. [Jesse] Topper and Rep. [Bill] Shuster, but we have to wait and see what the insurance company says," said Foster.

Neighbors have been on a water boil advisory and conservation order since the collapse. Water officials were issued an emergency water permit, allowing them to rebuild and have water brought in from other areas, but that permit expires April 12.

"I'll get with the engineers and they're going to call the [Department of Environmental Protection] to see if we can get an extension on that for about a week or a week and a half. We should have it done by then," said Foster.

Foster told 6 News he plans to have the plant back up and running by the middle of April.

Bedford Co. town still without clean water

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