Since Waterford/ Halfmoon cannot take water from the Hudson river because of the extraordinarily high levels of environmental contaminants, they source their supply from the City of Troy. With Troy's water main break over this past weekend, Waterford/ Halfmoon has declared a State of Emergency requiring all large customer water consumers to go offline for the time being. Residents of Waterford have been asked not to use the water for anything other than critical needs. Water is being brought in for residents currently by the truck load.
Normally running at 14,000 gallons per minute, the water is not even reaching the pipelines according to officials, as it runs now at a rate of 1,200 gallons/ minute. Troy officials do not know why the water line that fractured is effecting the water flow into Waterford. However, residents are being asked to boil any water they DO use critically. East Greenbush, another locality that receives water supplied by the City of Troy also is feeling the pressure without good pressure. They do not have a boil water advisory currently, but are eagerly awaiting resolution.
Water flowed through the streets of Lansingburgh this past weekend, permeating everything in it's path. If you or anyone you know was affected by this issue, the American Red Cross is handing out cleanup kits to residents. For more information, please call (518) 462-7461. If you need assistance drying or with water mitigation, please call us 877-MACFAWN