Village of Waddington under boil water advisory
originally posted on August 18, 2016
WADDINGTON — Village Clerk Cheryl D. Dumas said the entire village is under a boil water advisory that could last up to three days.
“There are two water main breaks actually happening at the moment,” Ms. Dumas said Wednesday morning.
The larger of the two breaks was at the corner of Route 37 and Main Street, according to Mayor Janet Otto-Cassada. The other break was on the north side of the village by the bowling alley.
The breaks came at a time when village workers were getting stages and fences put up for this weekend’s Waddington Party in the Park and Thunder Island Regatta.
“The city of Ogdensburg graciously stepped in with equipment and manpower,” Ms. Otto-Cassada said. “Without them it would have taken us days to make the repairs. We don’t have the equipment.”
The break by Route 37 was repaired by about 4:30 p.m. The break by the bowling alley was fixed about an hour later.
Ms. Otto-Cassada attributes the breaks to the age of the water system.
She said the village is searching for grants to upgrade the water system and has hired an engineering group to study the situation and make recommendations to go along with grant applications.
Ms. Dumas said all residents of the village were without water at one point. “I had probably 60-some phone calls this morning … they were wanting to know what was wrong.”
Ms. Otto-Cassada reported on her Facebook page late Thursday that residents should boil water they intend to consume.