Repairs to Oakwood Avenue Water Main Complete

Repairs to Oakwood Avenue Water Main Complete

For Immediate Release
June 13, 2019

Repairs to Oakwood Avenue Water Main Complete

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

Portions of Oakwood Avenue remain closed to vehicle traffic

TROY, NY – City officials today announced repairs to a water main located along Oakwood Avenue in the city of Troy are complete. City Department of Public Utilities completed repairs 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.

A mandatory boil water order remains in effect for customers affected 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. Until the 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.

Following the completion of testing, the boil water order will be lifted. The city of Troy 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.

Rensselaer County has provided a mobile water station in the Brunswick Walmart parking lot, located at 760 Hoosick Street. Potable water will be available for those affected by the current water outage. The public will be required to provide water containers.

Oakwood Avenue remains closed between Frear Park Road and Farrell Road in the city of Troy. Motorists are asked to observe all detours and seek alternate routes. Northbound traffic on Oakwood Avenue will detour to Frear Park Road to N. Lake Avenue to Liberty Road to Farrell Road. Southbound traffic on Oakwood will detour to Farrell Road to Liberty Road to N. Lake Avenue to Frear Park Road.

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