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Brackenridge Borough Water Department

Water Department

PWSID #5020006

Water Department Employees


Stanley Marchlewski - Head of Distribution

Peter Corwin - Lead Operator

John Adamik - Plant Operator

Shawn Demharter - Plant Operator

Sam Jones - Fill-in Operator

Brandon McIntire - Fill-in Operator

Randall Ruckus - Fill-in Operator

Water Department Committee


Timothy Kolar - Chairman

Dino Lopreiato

Verne Petz


Contact Information


If you have questions or need to report a problem during regular business hours call:  724-224-0800.

In case of an Emergency, please call 911.

Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) for Drinking Water

Some Common Water Quality Issues...

  • White or Milky Coloring - This is usually cause by dissolved oxygen being released in the water.  During the winter especially the water temperature is much colder and when it enters your home it begins to warm up some.  This causes the oxygen dissolved in the water to release, causing small bubbles to form.  The water is completely safe to drink, and if you allow it to settle for a minute or two it will become clear.  This problem is also more noticeable in hot water as the tank has heated it even more, causing it to release more dissolved oxygen.  Another thing to check is that your aerators on your faucets are not becoming clogged up due to lime build-up.

  • Cold Water is Clear but Hot Water is Brown - This is almost universally caused by build up of sediments and corrosion in hot water tanks.  Sometimes flushing the tank can help solve this problem, but usually this problem occurs when it is time to replace your tank.  The average life expectancy for a hot water tank is roughly 10 years.

  • Constant Low Water Pressure - This usually involves corrosion of plumbing within a house.  Some homes were built with galvanized iron piping, and at any elbows within this piping corrosion can get stuck and reduce water volume and pressure.  If you have copper plumbing, or the newer plastics this problem does not occur as often. 


Water Safety Tips...

  • In the winter, it is sometimes best to shut off your main water valve by the meter and to drain your lines by opening all the faucets in your home and leaving them open.  This will prevent your lines from freezing if you furnace stops working while you are out. 
    Always remember that if you are going to drain your hot water tank to make sure you shut the heating element off as well as heating the tank when it has no water in it can cause major damage to the tank and is a fire hazard.

  • In extreme cold weather it is a good idea to leave a tap in your house run a small amount.  This helps by keeping the water in our service line running and prevents freezing of the line coming into your home.

Water Conservation SAVES $$$...

  • Small leaks and drips may not seem like much but over time they can add up to thousands of extra gallons of water on your bill.  By fixing small leaks when they appear you can save yourself a lot of headaches later on.

  • Just remembering to shut the water off while brushing your teeth or shaving can reduce your water consumption by up to four thousand gallons a year per person.

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