Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

Hempfield Twp. Emergency Management Agency
Monday May 15th, 2017 :: 09:46 a.m. EDT


An update to this message has been issued.

MAWC Issues Mandatory Conserve Water Notice, Water is Still Safe

NEW STANTON (May 14) – Due to an electrical equipment failure at the Indian Creek Water Treatment Plant near Connellsville, PA, the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County has imposed a Mandatory Conserve Water Notice in two of its four systems, affecting most of its service area.

Customers who live within the Indian Creek System and the Beaver Run Systems are being asked to conserve water, meaning to use the minimum rate necessary for drinking, cooking and bathing.

Prohibited Water Uses

• Watering lawns, gardens, landscaped areas, trees, shrubs and outdoor plants.
• Watering golf courses without a valid Drought Emergency Operations Plan.
• Washing paved surfaces, such as streets, sidewalks, driveways, garages, parking areas, tennis courts and patios.
• Operating water fountains, artificial waterfalls and reflecting pools.
• Washing vehicles.
• Serving water in eating places unless specifically requested by the individual.
• Filling and topping off swimming pools.

Customers in McKeesport and Ligonier are isolated from the issue and can consume water as normal.

“The water is entirely safe to consume. We are just asking customers in the affected areas to use as little as possible until we can correct the equipment failure,” said Michael F. Kukura, Resident Manager of MAWC.

Please refer to, where a map of the affected areas can be found.

Hempfield Twp. Emergency Management Agency
1132 Woodward Drive

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 724-834-7232

Navigate & Discover