Boil water notice in place as water main work ends

T he village of Whitehall has ordered a “Boil Water Notice” as crews complete the installation of a new water main along Broadway.

The Boil Water Notice will be in effect for approximately two weeks and pertains to all residents living on any side streets connected to Broadway fromSchool Street southtoSeventh Avenue.

Residents of the areas affected should have received flyers from the Village Department of Public Works last week. A reverse 911 generated phone call was also conducted at6 p.m.on Friday, Sept. 30 notifying residents of the situation.

The notice is necessary because construction crews have begun the process of connecting these side streets to a newly installed ten-inch water main. The process requires the complete disconnection of the street lines and thereforeNew YorkStaterequires the boil water notice.

The work is part of a six-month long process to improve water quality within the village. Since April, Standard Northeast Inc. out ofBallstonLakehas been replacing the old water main with a new one.

According to Superintendent of Public Works, the previous water main began as a ten inch line but decreased to as small as two to four inches as you head south on Broadway.

He said there was as much as 110 pounds of pressure where the line was ten inches and only 40 to 50 pounds of pressure at the southern end of the line.

Once complete, the new line should provide a better of flow of water throughout the entire system.

“It’s a big improvement in the water system,” village trustee Ken Bartholomew said. “It gives us a better volume of water out toSeventh Avenue.”

It should also help improve fire protection by providing local departments with a strong flow of water with which to fight fires.

Bartholomew said the connection of the water main to the side streets “is the start of the end” of the project.

Crews have already begun re-surfacing sidewalks and roadways that were ripped up as the water main was installed and the entirety of work should be done in the next few weeks.

Bartholomew said other than a few little glitches the work has progressed nicely. “The rain slowed them down a little but all in all its gone well,” adding that crews have managed to stick with the original contract.

Once the project is complete, crews are expected to move on to a raw water project inDresden.

 

 

 

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