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East Palestine Village Manager Pete Monteleon East Palestine Village Manager Pete Monteleon

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio - As village officials get the water moving in East Palestine the village manager is reminding people of the boil order in place and asking residents to still conserve water as reserves build up.

Village Manager Pete Monteleon is optimistic the water system will be back to normal soon.

Nearly 5,000 people and 150 businesses experienced water shortages when sub zero temperatures caused water main breaks and put the village in a water emergency on Saturday.

"Try to use only absolutely what is necessary to drink.  I would suggest buy bottled water, if you don't have any, or go get it at the fire station which would be provided for free through the emergency programs," Monteleon said.

The Walmart in Salem donated thousands of cases of bottled water to the village and the Clark Street Fire Station provided potable water.

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