Major water main break in Kingston reduces water in city reservoir

Feb. 17, 2015

KINGSTON, N.Y. — As a result of the water main break, Kingston residents are being asked to conserve water.

KINGSTON, N.Y. — A major water main break that occurred Feb. 16 around 11 p.m., reduced the city of Kingston’s reservoir and temporarily shut down the local water treatment plant, according to the Times Herald-Record.

As a result of the water main break, Kingston residents are being asked to conserve water, stated the release.

Officials at the city’s water department believe the break is located “along a section of the water transmission main,” which runs among the water treatment plant in Zena, Ulster’s Binnewater Reservoir, and Woodstock’s water treatment plant, reported the release.

According to a release from the city’s water department, crews are continuing to search for the exact location of the leak, continued the release.

Crews were able to get the local water treatment plant back in operation, added the release, however water is being produced at a reduced rate.

Some Kingston residents are being advised to boil water as a precaution, although city officials disclosed that the water is safe to drink, noted the release.

Read the entire release here.

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