By KAYLA VAN DYNE
Times Leader Staff Writer
BELLAIRE - As of midnight, Feb. 25, the village of Bellaire was without water. The water was to be turned back on at 6 a.m., but that was not the case. The reason for shutting off the water was to replace the three water valves that were leaking badly in downtown Bellaire on 32nd St. and 33rd St.
At 6 a.m. many residents of Bellaire discovered that the water was not back on.
"We have a problem with the lines. We have to turn the water back on slowly, if not, we will blow the lines," said Jim Chase, code enforcer for the village of Bellaire.
St. John High School and grade school as well as Bellaire High School will not have school today. All three schools are located on Guernsey Street.
The problem was that the holes dug to get to the valves needed to be drained and water had to pumped out of the valves.
Chase said he suspects the water should be turned back on by 9:30 a.m., though some parts of Bellaire already have water. It will take time to turn all the water on, so the lines are not blown, he said. There will be a 48-hour boil order for the village of Bellaire, officials said.
Van Dyne can be reached at email@example.com