There has been a large break in the water feed line that delivers water to Rensselaer, North Greenbush and East Greenbush, according to the Rensselaer Mayor.
The mayor is asking residents of those areas to conserve water at this time. He also says that the water supply to Rensselaer, North Greenbush and East Greenbush may be temporarily shut off.
The Rensselaer County Health Department has issued a boil water advisory for the following areas:
- The entire City of Rensselaer
- The entire Town of East Greenbush
- Schodack Water Districts 2a, 2b, 5, 8, and 4
- North Greenbush water district 4 (RPI Tech Park), Water district 8 including Lumbermans and Montessori School, as well as Route 4 from Yonder Farms to Jordan Road south of the Route 4 Golf Course.
Residents in these areas are advised to bring all water to a rolling boil for one minute before consumption. The boil water advisory will last until tests confirm that the water is safe for consumption.
UPDATE: Times-Union: North Greenbush water main fixed, residents should still boil water
With help from the city of Albany, workers repaired the 36-inch water pipe that ruptured Monday, threatening water service to four Rensselaer County communities.
A boil water advisory is in place for the city of Rensselaer, East Greenbush, North Greenbush and Schodack.
Richard Elder, county environmental health director, said the mandatory and advisory boil water orders will remain in effect for at least another day.