Reminder to Conserve Water

MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY OF THE BOROUGH OF BEDFORD
244 WEST PENN STREET
BEDFORD, PA 15522
TELEPHONE (814) 623-8192
FAX (814) 623-3315
WEBSITE: www.bedboro.com
E-MAIL: bedfordborough@bedboro.com

September 17, 2020

PRESS RELEASE

FOLLOW-UP TO ORIGINAL JULY 9, 2020 NOTICE REMINDER TO OUR CUSTOMERS TO CONSERVE WATER

As a result of the low flows in the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, created by the ongoing lack of sustained precipitation in the River’s watershed west of Bedford, the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Bedford is requesting that its customers voluntarily conserve water by taking the following minimum steps:

• Investigate for and then repair any leaking plumbing fixtures.

• Only water grass, shrubs, and trees that have been planted this year and other out-of-doors plants (flowers & gardens) between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. by means of a bucket or hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off.

• Only wash the exterior of buildings and driveways in preparation for painting or sealing.

• If washing vehicles by hand, wash only every other week, use a hose with an automatic shut-off, and attempt to keep pre-rinse and rinse time to around two (2) minutes.

• Restaurants should only serve water if requested to do so by the customer.

Updates on this situation will be provided to the public as conditions warrant.
Questions should be directed to the Bedford Borough Manager at telephone 623-8192.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager

PLACED ON BOROUGH WEBSITE – www.bedboro.com
EMAILED TO:
BEDFORD GAZETTE (News Department): Please place in “Top of th’ Morning” at your earliest convenience.
BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS
BEDFORD AMBULANCE
BOROUGH EMPLOYEES
DOWNTOWN BEDFORD, INC.
BEDFORD COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU
BEDFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT NO. 1, INC.
BOROUGH COUNCIL, MAYOR & SOLICITOR
BEDFORD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
FAXED TO:
CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS: Please air periodically.
WSKE RADIO: Please air periodically.
BEDFORD COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

W. Pitt Street Paving

MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY OF THE BOROUGH OF BEDFORD
244 WEST PENN STREET
BEDFORD, PA 15522
TELEPHONE (814) 623-8192
FAX (814) 623-3315
WEBSITE: www.bedboro.com
E-MAIL: bedfordborough@bedboro.com

August 31, 2020

PRESS RELEASE

2020 West Pitt Street Paving

The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Bedford advises the public and emergency responders of the following:
Weather permitting, restoration of West Pitt Street will begin on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. No parking zones will be established, as necessary. The eastbound lane will be closed, and flaggers will be in place to direct traffic. Motorists may experience traffic delays and should plan accordingly. Vehicle operators should be alert to altered traffic patterns, construction equipment, and workers during this time.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager

PLACED ON BOROUGH WEBSITE – www.bedboro.com
EMAILED:
• BEDFORD GAZETTE (News Department):
o Please place in “Top of th’ Morning” as soon as possible.
• BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS
• BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL (ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE)
• BEDFORD AMBULANCE
• BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT
• BEDFORD BOROUGH EMPLOYEES
• BOROUGH COUNCIL AND MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY
• BEDFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT NO. 1

FAXED:
• CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS:
o Please air upon receipt and then periodically thereafter during Sept. 2020.
• WSKE RADIO:
o Please air upon receipt and then periodically thereafter during Sept. 2020.
• BEDFORD COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

Special Meeting Notice

MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY OF THE BOROUGH OF BEDFORD
244 WEST PENN STREET
BEDFORD, PA 15522
TELEPHONE (814) 623-8192
FAX (814) 623-3315
E-MAIL: bedfordborough@bedboro.com
WEBSITE: www.bedboro.com
August 17, 2020

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NOTICE – SPECIAL MEETING

The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Bedford will hold a Special Meeting at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, September 10, 2020 with the Bedford Township Supervisors to discuss stormwater issues. Meeting to be held at the Bedford Township Office located at 1007 Shed Road, Bedford.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager
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FAXED TO:
Bedford Gazette: Please print in the “Meeting Notice” section of the Classified Advertisements in the Friday, August 21, 2020 issue.
Send invoice and Proof of Publication to:
Municipal Authority of the Borough of Bedford
244 W. Penn Street
Bedford, PA 15522

August 2020 Water System Flushing

MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY OF THE BOROUGH OF BEDFORD
244 WEST PENN STREET
BEDFORD, PA 15522
TELEPHONE (814) 623-8192
FAX (814) 623-3315
E-MAIL: bedfordborough@bedboro.com
WEBSITE: www.bedboro.com

August 5, 2020
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PRESS RELEASE

Weather permitting; the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Bedford will be using fire hydrants to flush its water distribution system over the next week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Most customers will experience sporadic periods of discolored water and those located in higher elevations may also notice temporary reductions in pressure.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager
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POSTED ON THE BOROUGH’S WEBSITE
EMAIL:
• Bedford Gazette (News Department): Please place in “Top o th’ Morning as soon as possible
• BASD (Mike Trimeloni)
• Bedford County Free Press
• Bedford Police Department
• Bedford Township Supervisors
• Amy Melius, Manager of Bedford Township Municipal Authority
• Employees, Borough Council, Mayor, Solicitor & Municipal Authority

FAX:
• Cessna Communications: Please air daily until Friday, August 14, 2020
• WSKE Radio: Please air daily until Friday, August 14, 2020
• Bedford County Communications Center

DELIVER:
• Bedford Fire Department No. 1, Inc.

Request to Conserve Water

MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY OF THE BOROUGH OF BEDFORD
244 WEST PENN STREET
BEDFORD, PA 15522
TELEPHONE (814) 623-8192
FAX (814) 623-3315
WEBSITE: www.bedboro.com
E-MAIL: bedfordborough@bedboro.com

July 9, 2020

PRESS RELEASE
REQUEST FOR CUSTOMERS TO CONSERVE WATER

As a result of the low flows in the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, created by the ongoing lack of sustained precipitation in the River’s watershed west of Bedford, the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Bedford is requesting that its customers voluntarily conserve water by taking the following minimum steps:

• Investigate for and then repair any leaking plumbing fixtures.
• Only water grass, shrubs, and trees that have been planted this year and other out-of-doors plants (flowers & gardens) between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. by means of a bucket or hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off.
• Only wash the exterior of buildings and driveways in preparation for painting or sealing.
• If washing vehicles by hand, wash only every other week, use a hose with an automatic shut-off, and attempt to keep pre-rinse and rinse time to around two (2) minutes.
• Restaurants should only serve water if requested to do so by the customer.

Updates on this situation will be provided to the public as conditions warrant.
Questions should be directed to the Bedford Borough Manager at telephone 623-8192.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager

PLACED ON BOROUGH WEBSITE – www.bedboro.com

EMAILED TO:
BEDFORD GAZETTE (News Department): Please place in “Top of th’ Morning” at your earliest convenience.
BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS
BEDFORD AMBULANCE
BOROUGH EMPLOYEES
DOWNTOWN BEDFORD, INC.
BEDFORD COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU
BEDFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT NO. 1, INC.
BOROUGH COUNCIL, MAYOR & SOLICITOR
BEDFORD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

FAXED TO:
CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS: Please air periodically.
WSKE RADIO: Please air periodically.
BEDFORD COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK