After Water Main Break, Schuylkill Elementary Set to Reopen Thursday

Water was restored to the school by 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

[Update] According to The Mercury, barring any last minute problems, Schuylkill Elementary School will reopen on Thursday morning after a ruptured water main forced the school to relocate its students to the high school on Wednesday.

According to the paper, an Aqua Pennsylvania spokesperson said the main, located on Saint John’s Circle at Norris Street, originally began having problems on Tuesday night. Despite two repair efforts, Schuylkill Elementary lost water, which required the relocation.

Water was restored to the school by 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

A second Aqua representative added that while the cause of the break hasn’t been determined, the damage it caused was minimal.

[Original Story] Due to a water main break in the street, Schuylkill Elementary School is without water, and students have been transported to Phoenixville Area High School for the remainder of the day, according to PASD communications director Sandra Claus.

The high school is in the midst of mid-term exams, so no high school students were scheduled to be in the building this afternoon. 

Schuylkill students will be with their regular classroom teacher, and dismissal will be from the high school.  

Parents should come to the circular drive located at the corner of City Line and Gay, if they are picking up their students after school. 

Any Schuylkill students who participate in the Phoenixville YMCA After School Program will be transported to the Y, and parents should pick up those students at the Y at the normal time. 

All parents were notified of these events earlier today.


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