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By RICK BOSTON
Staff Writer 

RS Municipal Authority Goes High-Tech to Manage Water System

 

February 7, 2019

Rick Boston

Roaring Spring Borough employee Wyatt Simington demonstrates the GIS that maps the borough's underground water system.

If you walked under the streets of Roaring Spring Borough you would have to navigate a series of pipes that carry water to every home, business and fire hydrant in the borough.

The underground maze of pipes runs under the streets in all directions, each serving a specific area of town.

Connected to these pipes are a series of strategically placed valves that work much the same way as the on/off switch on your spigot, only these valves will shut water off to a specific area in town allowing workers to fix a leak or replace a pipe.

When an underground water pipe breaks, it is important that...



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