Phoenicia residents under boil-water advisory
The Daily Freeman is reporting a boil-water advisory has been declared in Phoenicia, Ulster County. Shandaken Town Clerk Joyce Grant said the town's two Tremper Mountain reservoirs are “just about dry,” forcing officials to draw water from the compromised High Street well, thus necessitating the boil-water advisory. “We’ll be okay, but the forecast doesn’t call for any rain real soon,” Grant said. The High Street well and pump house were damaged by flooding during and after tropical storms Irene and Lee in 2011. Since that time, water district customers are advised to boil water anytime the well is used. Officials also reminded hamlet residents the water usage restrictions issued weeks ago remain in effect. Grant said watering lawns and gardens, washing cars and any “non-essential” water uses are not advised. She also said residents should check their water systems for leaks. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.