Elizabeth Borough working on solution to frequent water main breaks

ELIZABETH BOROUGH, Pa. — In the span of about three months, North Second Avenue in Elizabeth Borough has experienced four water main breaks, flooding the borough’s buildings, homes and businesses. Now, the area is getting a long-term solution.

“Anytime anyone is going to make major improvements, to me that’s positive,” said Jonathan Toth. “That’s part of our infrastructure. I know with me being state licensed I have to have running water to be able to conduct business.”

Jonathan Toth owns The Savage Gentleman Barber Shop on North Second Avenue. After experiencing multiple breaks over the years, he’s looking forward to a permanent fix.

“I’m looking forward to the improvements,” said Toth. “It helps with avoiding problems later, down the road.”

Pennsylvania American Water just announced a $2 million investment for Elizabeth Borough. On Monday, Aug. 22, contractors will start installing about 3,000 feet of new water main from Lower Mill to Upper Mill Streets. They’ll be working Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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