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Mayor Madden issues progress report on water main break
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden this morning announced that crews have completed operations to install a specially-fabricated metal patch over the damaged water main. The water main suffered a catastrophic failure on Sunday, January 17 in the Lansingburgh neighborhood in the city of Troy.
On Thursday, January 21, crews discovered a small amount of water seeping from outside the patched area of the main. At that time, a decision was made to expand the patch to incorporate the additional area of the pipe. Work continued through last night, with the installation of the patch expansion being completed this morning. Department of Public Utilities crews continue to conduct site assessments and will provide a further update this afternoon on the status of operations.
Refilling of the water main has not yet commenced. Residents and affected communities are reminded that the process of repressurizing the line is estimated to take approximately 48-hours before service restoration efforts to the affected communities can proceed. The city continues to remain in direct communication with both Halfmoon and Waterford to provide updates on the repair progress.
This morning, pursuant to New York State Executive Law Article 2-B, Mayor Patrick Madden renewed the state of emergency in the City of Troy due to the water main break. Troy residents are reminded that a citywide water restriction remains in effect. City officials are urging residents to continue conserving water at this time and limit usage to essential needs only. A boil-water advisory has not been issued for the City of Troy.
Additional information and updates will be available on the City of Troy’s official Twitter page. It can be found at http://twitter.com/TroyCityHall.