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Bad water line shuts down Route 385 in Athens

Sep 09, 2015 6:53 am
Melanie Lekocevic is reporting in The Daily Mail a leak in an underground water pipe led to the shutdown of Route 385, or Washington Avenue, in the village of Athens on Tue., Sept. 8. Village officials were aware for some time of a leakage problem within the village. The New York Rural Water Association was called in to determine the severity of the problem after officials noticed the water plant was producing significantly more water than usual. Mayor Chris Pfister said about the leak that closed Route 385 Tuesday, “The size and intensity of this leak is something we just became aware of." Only a service line was affected, not the main water line, so it did not require water service to be shut off to homes or businesses. Town and village employees, and workers from VRI Environmental Services, the village’s water plant operator, collaborated on the repair job. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.