City of Hudson water advisory in effect
The city of Hudson this week issued a water advisory, requesting that all residents and business owners conserve water as much as possible, refraining from any nonessential uses such as watering lawns, flowers, filling swimming pools, or washing cars, etc., until further notice. The advisory comes as Hudson's Water Department is struggling with needed repairs to the water main. The city’s public water supply relies on the untreated water that is captured and collected in the Churchtown Reservoir. As part of the annual maintenance plan, the water department sends a device called a poly-pig through the main to clean the inside of the small mounds of corrosion that develop on the inside of the system's iron pipes. For some reason, the poly-pig got stuck in the water main this time. As a result, city workers are now excavating near one of the valves to gain access to the main, then find and excavate the pig. The volume of water in the tank is down by at least 20 percent and will continue to drop as the system is unable to produce water. If the supply decreases further the backup water supply will take over. Read more at cityofhudson [dot] org.