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Greenburgh Gives Water Users the Okay

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – All's clear with Greenburgh's water.

Despite early concerns that Greenbrugh residents would be asked to conserve or even boil their water this week, town officials have said they do not anticipate that any precautions will be needed as the Catskill Aqueduct goes through planned shutdowns.

“At this time there are no warnings in place,” Deputy Commissioner of Public Works Richard Fon said Wednesday.

New York City’s Department of Environmental Conservation plans to shut down the Catskill Aqueduct for parts of two days this week to make tie-ins to a connecting plant. The shutdown will stop the flow of water into many municipalities’ storage tanks.

Around Westchester, many places like Sleepy Hollow warned of brown water and were asking residents to conserve their use. Last week, Greenburgh Comissioner of Public Works Victor Carosi said the temporary shutdown of the 163-mile pipeline could create some issues as the town works to properly maintain adequate chlorine levels of its water supply.

But after consulting with the New York City DEP, the commissioner has given Greenburgh the go-ahead to use water as usual. The second of the two 16-hour shutdowns began Thursday at 4 p.m.

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