Service Restored

LaCroft neighborhood without water several hours Sunday

Utilizing a jackhammer and a backhoe, emergency crews from the East Liverpool Water Department dig their way toward a water line along Lisbon Street following a break that occurred there early Sunday morning. The break occurred near Marty’s Pharmacy at the intersection of Lisbon Street and Seventh Avenue in LaCroft. (Photo by Steve Rappach)

LaCROFT — Some Liverpool Township residents — in the neighborhood of LaCroft — were left without water service early Sunday morning following a water line break.

Emergency crews from the East Liverpool Water Department were called out around 6:15 a.m. following a tip from township police of water running down Lisbon Street in front of Marty’s Pharmacy.

The break was spotted at the intersection of Lisbon Street and Seventh Avenue, and a crew of six spent the day fixing the break, utilizing jackhammers and a backhoe to get to the broken portion of the pipe. Traffic on Lisbon Street was restricted to one lane near the work area while workers handled repairs.

Water in the entire neighborhood temporarily was shut off around 12:30 p.m. as workers got to the line. Service was finally restored late afternoon.

An operator with the city’s water plant said, according to police, “it looked like there was a pond in front of Marty’s Pharmacy.”

The operator also reported that the water department contacted The Ohio Utility Protection Service (OUPS), Columbia Gas and electric companies to notify those officials of the emergency work. A Columbia Gas representative was present during the repairs.

A boil advisory has been issued for LaCroft residents pending laboratory test results of the water, which the operator said could take two to three days to receive. The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.