July 17, 2023 | July 17, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On July 17th of that year, daily water shortages in high-elevation sections of Erie and Millcreek Township became severe. The cause was prolonged dry weather and sprinkler users who lived north of Erie’s nineteenth street.
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