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Coxsackie has four water main breaks in 36 hours

Apr 18, 2022 12:45 am

Ted Remsnyder is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the village of Coxsackie experienced four water main breaks last week as crews worked around the clock to repair them. Mayor Mark Evans announced on April 14, that during the previous 36 hours three water main breaks had occurred on Bailey Street, with an additional break on John Street. The mayor said village highway employees worked two straight overnight shifts and a full day that Thursday to make the repairs. He said service was restored on Bailey Street as of April 15. Evans noted that water service had to be turned off because the break would not allow the village to sustain service given the amount of water loss that was occurring. “We get 20 to 25 water breaks a year and our guys are really good at fixing them,” Evans said. “They usually have them fixed in an hour or two. Unfortunately, we get a rash of them at times, especially in the spring when the frost comes out of the ground. So this is really kind of commonplace, unfortunately. We get a series of them usually. So hopefully that’s it for this spring, but you never know.” Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.