According to the Herald-Standard:

A wrongly placed bore hole sent gallons of water streaming down East Penn Street for nearly an hour on Thursday.

“Pressure from the water caused the ground to buckle,” he said, pointing to the asphalt that had broken away.

The foreman advised Miller that the appropriate calls were made to notified utility companies of the planned drilling. It was speculated that because it was a county-owned line and not a Pennsylvania American Water service line, it was not appropriately marked.