Borough of Patton

Cambria County, Pennsylvania

Tag: water

Water Line Flushing

Attention:

Patton Borough Water Customers

Line Flushing

will take place 

The Week of August 13th beginning at 8pm.

Customers may experience discolored water

and/or temporary low pressure during flushing.

 

 

Help with Heating Bills PA LIHEAP

Website Link: http://www.compass.state.pa.us

Help with Heating Bills:

If you believe you are in a heating crisis, contact the Cambria County Assistance Office (CAO).
A listing of CAOs and other helpful information can be found at:  https://www.dhs.pa.gov/ Services/Assistance/ Pages/LIHEAP.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update: 04/21/2021 The Patton Municipal Authority is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $600,000 Penn Vest grant to replace approximately 700 feet of cast iron pipe on “Main Street” ( the 400 Block of Magee Avenue ) that has leaded joints, as well as 600 feet of the service line.  The project will support water loss efforts by replacing aging infrastructure and reduce the possibility of lead-contaminated water.  As more information becomes available we will update the customers in the project area.

Leaking Toilets = High Water and Sewer Bills

How to Detect a Leaky Toilettoilet repair

Leaking toilets are the number one source of wasted water in the home.  A leaky toilet tank wastes between 300 gallons (slow leak) and 60,000 gallons (running toilet) per month.  To detect a slow leak, put 10-15 drops of food coloring or a dye tablet in the toilet tank and wait 30 minutes without flushing.  If the water in the bowl turns color, your toilet tank is leaking. Replace the parts inside your toilet tank.  Repair kits are inexpensive and are available at most hardware and home improvement stores.  To safeguard against this problem, it is highly recommended that you perform this test at least twice a year.  Catching a toilet leak at its earliest stage can save a lot of water from being wasted as well as money on your water bill each month.

Flapper Valve Leaks

The most common reason for a leaking toilet is one that has an improperly working or sealing flapper.  The flapper is the rubber valve in the bottom of the tank that lifts up when the toilet is flushed.  If the flapper is worn or cracked, it allows water to continuously flow from the tank into the toilet bowl without flushing.

Flush Handle Problems   If the handle needs to be jiggled to keep the toilet from running, the flush level bar and chain (or the handle itself) may be sticking.  Adjust the nut that secures it in the toilet tank.  If that does not work, the handle may have to be replaced.

Overflow Tube Leaks

Ideally the water level should be set so that it is about even with the fill line on the back of the toilet tank (approximately ½ inch below the overflow tube).  If the water is too high in the toilet tank and is spilling into the overflow tube, the water level can be adjusted by turning the adjustment screw or by very gently bending the float arm down so that the water shuts off at a level below the overflow tube.

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