The proposed purchase of Millcreek’s water system by the Erie County Water Authority hit a new hurdle Friday, a kinked hose. The hose is the only connection between the City and the Township, and without it in working order the deal could be held up indefinitely. “It was definitely a situation we were not prepared for,” Millcreek Supervisor Brian McGrath said. “None of the hoses we run to people’s houses ever got kinked before. We check them constantly, that’s why we’ve been able to charge so much.” Erie is arguing that deal hasn’t been finalized and Millcreek needs to fix the problem first. The hose connecting the two facilities was purchased at K-Mart just last week in preparation for the switch over. “I told them to just buy that expanding hose,” Water Works Chief Executive Paul Vojtek said. “They didn’t listen and now look where we are. A kinked hose. Just like in the infomercial.” Vojtek wasn’t able to set a timetable for the dispute to be resolved but did say he was excited for his ShamWow to arrive next week.