Catskill reports second water main break
Jan 23, 2019 2:00 pm
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the village of Catskill has suffered its second water main break in 12 hours. The first break occurred the morning of Jan. 22, near the intersection of Water and Bridge streets. Crews were nearly finished with that repair when a 6-inch valve burst on Main Street near the village hall. “My guys have been working for 28 hours straight,” Department of Public Works Superintendent Michael McGrath said. “I’d like to get this buttoned up as soon as possible. They haven’t slept since yesterday.” Catskill Village President Vincent Seeley acknowledged that crews have been working around the clock, beginning with snow removal over the weekend, followed by the water main repairs. In addition to extremely cold temperatures, the age of the water system is a factor in the breaks, McGrath said. The village Jan. 22, issued a mandatory boil-water order for all customers of the water system. The order is for water used for drinking and cooking, and it will remain in effect until at least the weekend, according to a statement from the village. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.