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Service restored after water main break disrupts service in part of Beaver Co.



ALIQUIPPA, Pa. - A water main break Sunday morning in Aliquippa disrupted service to at least 1,200 customers.

Officials said the 12-inch break occurred on Tyler Street.

Aliquippa Water Authority plant operator Don Anderson said water was shut off to drain lines to address the problem. Those affected include people in Aliquippa, Hopewell, Raccoon and Potter townships.

“The lines in Aliquippa are pretty old just like in Pittsburgh,” he said. “Anything that lies under pressure is going to fracture.”

Residents who live in the area told Channel 11 News problems like this are getting old.

In January a 20-inch line broke on the same street. An estimated 2,300 customers were affected then.

“I wish it would stop happening. It always happens on Tyler. It happens other places in the city because everything is outdated. It’s frustrating for everyone,” Scott Morris said.

As of Monday morning, the line was fixed and water was expected to be fully restored by afternoon.

Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.