The threat is over and a weekend long water advisory for many area residents has been lifted.
The tap-water advisory that affected thousands of Blair County customers ended Sunday evening.
The advisory was posted Friday urging water customers in the borough of Hollidaysburg and Freedom and Blair townships not to use tap water for two days. The advisory was posted in response to a "vague threat" concerning the water supply which eventually proved baseless.
Extensive field and laboratory testing conducted by the Altoona Water Authority and the state Department of Environmental Protection turned up nothing in the way of contaminants.
The two day event did turn out to be an expensive proposition as water authority workers put in extra hours handling customer calls and diverting water from alternate sources. It’s not known at this point just how much the threat will end up costing.
It’s now up to the police to investigate the matter that forced businesses to shut down in the affected areas.
The water authority has posted an apology on their website for any inconvenience suffered throughout the event.
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