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Mayor Patrick Madden Issues Update on Troy Water Main Break
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced that repair operations had commenced Tuesday evening to fix the broken water main which suffered a catastrophic failure on Sunday, January 17 in the city of Troy. Department of Public Utilities crews are currently working on a continuous schedule in an effort to expedite repairs to the affected section of the water main.
“Following the completion of Monday’s site assessment and Tuesday’s excavation operations, the Department of Public Utility crews commenced repair work on the affected section of the water main Tuesday evening,” said Mayor Patrick Madden. “Our focus remains on maximizing the current water flow to our customers and communities outside Troy and complete the repair of the broken main. My administration remains in direct communication with both Halfmoon and Waterford communities and will continue providing updates on repair operations through this week.”
On Tuesday, Mayor Patrick Madden, Superintendent of Public Utilities Chris Wheland, and Troy Department of Public Utilities staff met with Halfmoon Supervisor Kevin Tollisen and Halfmoon Water Department staff at the Troy Water Plant. The purpose of the meeting was to provide a detailed update on the status of the break and repair operations. Mayor Madden and Supervisor Tollisen also visited the work site to assess progress of excavation work by Troy Public Utilities.
A citywide water restriction for Troy remains in place. Residents of Troy and surrounding communities who utilize Troy water are asked to conserve at this time and limit their water usage to only essential needs. A boil-water advisory has not been issued for the City of Troy.