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The Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority announced today that the water distribution system in the Dalton Farms Service Area in the Town of Beekman will be flushed between Monday, November 4, 2019 and Friday, November 8, 2019. Customers can expect flushing of water mains to take place between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Flushing of the distribution system is done periodically to improve conditions within the pipes. While the pipes are being flushed, customers should expect turbidity and discoloration of their water. Customers are also advised to not run the water for 2-3 hours after flushing and to avoid washing clothes on that day.
For more information on system flushing, customers can contact the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority at 845-486-3601. Sign up for email notifications at www.dcwwa.org on the System Alerts and Advisories page.
The Dutchess County Water & Wastewater Authority announced today that on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 a section of the water main will be shut off on Route 9G in Hyde Park in the Greenbush Water District for work to be done on a service connection. Service will be interrupted on Route 9G between Yates Avenue and Kilmer Avenue between 9am to 4pm, which will affect eleven (11) customers in that area. Please plan accordingly.
Due to dry weather over the summer months, the water table in the area of the Pinebrook water supply wells is low. As a result, the main well for the Pinebrook Water System is not producing enough water to meet the demand. The two back up wells have been brought on line to meet demand, but both are known to have high iron levels. We are treating the water from the back up wells to the best of the treatment plant’s capability. Once the primary well is able to continually produce enough water to meet the system demand, we will shut off the back up wells and then flush the water distribution system.
We have kept the County Health Department informed on this situation. Iron levels in drinking water are regulated by the State Health Department as a secondary contaminant based on iron’s effects on the taste, odor and color of the water. Additional information on health effects of iron in drinking water can be found on the 2018 Annual Water Quality Report.
DATE: October 11, 2019
The Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority has issued a Boil Water Notice today for the Tivoli Water System customers located only on Woods Road between #36 to #55 and Pine Street. Only customers between #36 to #55 on Woods Road and on Pine Street are advised to bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute, and cool before using, or use bottled water certified for sale by the New York State Department of Health. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice.
On, October 15th, there was a leak in the area of Woods Road and the water main needed to be shut down to make repairs. On October 17th, in the area of Pine Street, the water main needed to be temporarily shut down for repairs as well and may possibly be extended to October 18th if all of the repairs cannot be completed by the end of the business day on October 17th. When water mains lose pressure, it increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes can enter your water, therefore it is advised that you boil your water. It is likely that you will need to boil your water until further notice.
Upon restoration of service, tests will be conducted to determine if bacteria or microbes are present. Customers will be advised when testing confirms that the water is safe to drink and they no longer need to boil the water.
For questions, please contact the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority at (845) 486-3601 or the Dutchess County Department of Health at (845) 486-3400.
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