Ripple effects continue for Lansingburgh residents after water main break
Repairs continue in Lansingburgh after a water main break on Monday flooded a neighborhood and created a giant hole. However, residents are optimistic for a return to normalcy.
Damage at the corner of 6th Avenue and 124th Street in Lansingburgh is severe. The hole in the middle of the street is deep. However, the break on a huge 30-foot cast iron line has been repaired.
Water service has been restored citywide, according to a city spokesman.
Part of the damage was to the sewer line, which still needs to be repaired.
Rensselaer County has issued a boil water advisory, which is not a mandate. It is a strong recommendation.
City workers will be going door to door testing the drinking water.
If you have water pressure issues, you are urged to contact the Department of Public Utilities.
Hear from one resident as he talks how much all this damage will cost – and why it could have been way worse – by watching the video of Dan Levy’s story.