Oakwood Avenue Reopened to Vehicle Traffic

Oakwood Avenue Reopened to Vehicle Traffic

For Immediate Release
June 13, 2019

Oakwood Avenue Reopened to Vehicle Traffic

Work to repair broken water line completed early Thursday morning

Restoration of water pressure expected by Friday morning for affected customers, communities

Boil water order remains in effect for eastern portions of Troy, all of Brunswick, North Greenbush, Poestenkill

TROY, NY – City officials have announced Oakwood Avenue has reopened to regular vehicle traffic. Mayor Madden and the Department of Public Utilities thanks the public for their patience during water main repairs to restore service for affected customers.

The mandatory boil water order remains in effect for customers in portions of the city of Troy (east of Burdett Avenue, including Pawling Avenue and Pinewoods Avenue), and all of Brunswick, North Greenbush, and Poestenkill, due to a water main break. 

The city will issue a notification of the conclusion of the boil water order. For more information, please contact the City of Troy Department of Public Utilities at (518) 237-0319 or (518) 237-0611 after hours or the Rensselaer County Department of Health at (518) 270-2655.

Until this boil water order is lifted affected residents are required to boil water before use for drinking or culinary purposes. To do so, bring the water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and let it cool before using, or use bottled water certified for sale by New York State Department of Health. Boiling kills most of the bacteria and other organisms in the water.

Repairs to the water main located along Oakwood Avenue in the city of Troy were completed by the City Department of Public Utilities overnight Wednesday into Thursday. The water distribution system is currently recharging. The city anticipates the restoration of full water pressure for affected customers by Friday morning, June 14th, 2019.

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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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