2013-04-24 / Front Page

UPDATE: Water service to be disrupted Tuesday

Flow in some mains to be reversed
PNC&R Staff

Update from the village, as of Tuesday morning:

Water Service Disruption

 At 9:30 this morning, a temporary shutdown of water service will be necessary for replacement of a valve on Pearl St. The shut down will affect residents of Pine Street, between Division and Parsonage, and also Pearl St.
There will be a larger disruption, with regard to discoloration in the system, as several fire hydrants will be opened to relieve pressure in the 10 inch water main, during the valve installation.

Earlier story, from Monday:

Cold Spring residents can expect some water discoloration this week as extensive work continues on the water main relining project. 

A number of bypass pipes have been laid, some homes and businesses have been hooked up to them, and additional ones are to be hooked up this week. In addition, the direction of flow in some mains has been reversed, which is expected to stir up sediment. Here's the full announcement from the village:

MSI crews have completed installation of service tie-ins to bypass piping, through to the intersection of Rte. 9D. They have begun excavating access pits on the 10” watermain, to prepare for the cleaning and lining process.

 Beginning Monday, the 10” watermain on Main Street will be isolated from the side streets East of Rte. 9D. Water, in many areas, will travel through the watermains in a different direction than it currently does. This will cause discoloration, the extent to which is unknown.

 In actuating valves for side-street intersections earlier this week, it was found that several are inoperable and will require replacement. As a result, on Tuesday April 30th, the 4” isolation valve for Pearl Street is scheduled for replacement. It will be necessary to open hydrants near Pine St @ Pearl, and North Pearl @ Main St. to alleviate pressure on the watermain, for the crew to work safely. This will cause a brief period of low pressure, and also a subsequent period of discoloration in the surrounding area.

 We will continue to post updates as work progresses and we appreciate your patience during this major improvement to our potable water and fire supply delivery system.


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