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Nyack Water Service Restored, 'Boil Water' Advisory Continues

Low-pressure, discoloration may still be noticed.

UPDATE (9:30 A.M.): Water service has been restored to the homes on North Greenbush Road in West Nyack.

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The's water's back on in the Nyack area.

Mayor Jen White said the village's water department was able to restore service at about 4 a.m. following Saturday's on North Greenbush Road in West Nyack.

The outage affected about 15,000 Nyack water customers. This morning, service is back for all but about 50 homes in the North Greenbush Road area, White said.

Although water is back, White said the "boil water" advisory for Nyack water customers remains in effect as a health precaution. Also, Nyack water customers may notice some low-pressure or minor discoloration of water as the system gets back to normal.

More information about the how long Nyack water customers should continue to boil water before using is expected out later today.

White noted that Nyack water department crews worked throughout the night to complete repairs that made the restoration of service possible.

Scott Baird, president of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce, says business owners in the village are coping with the water woes.

"A number of the restaurants are open and its business as usual," Baird said today. "They have purchased ice and water.  Their comment is - were getting good at this."

Cynthia Kay August 12, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Thank you to the crew who worked so diligently.:)
William Demarest (Editor) August 12, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Nyack water department crews worked through the night to get the water restored this morning.
Mary Russo August 12, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Thanks to the crews that worked through the night to restore the water to the homes and businesses of Nyack.
DLS August 12, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Reject DLS 7:26 pm on Sunday, August 12, 2012 Sunday night and just about every restaurant in Nyack open. I am a bit confused. They had to close yesterday but not today?
yeahthatsme August 13, 2012 at 12:19 AM
If they take control of their situation, they can open .. canned soda, bottled water for washing hands and cooking etc.. Dishwashers reach close to 200 degrees inside and have proper chemicals ( Sanitizer, cleaner, bleach,) so YES they can open. Restaurant owner's are very smart, and they know the proper guidelines for when situations like this happen. If their was NO water, that would be different ..
E. Curtin August 13, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Murray's deli did not know there was a boil-water alert today, Saturday. How did that happen?
E. Curtin August 13, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Correction: Murray's deli did not know today, Sunday, not Saturday. Weren't all food establishments notified?
Scotty August 13, 2012 at 01:43 PM
"restaurant owners are very smart. and they know the proper guidelines for when situations like this happen" ? Really ?? Are you kidding ?? Adjust your meds because owners will do almost anything to stay open, including cutting a few corners here and there. The water barely trickled out of the pipes when this happened so correct me if I'm wrong but dishwashers that " reach 200 degrees" still need water piped in and there wasn't any. And you know that boiling water to use is NOT being done by people in business for profit not for fun. Give me a break, at least be honest and not so naive. Or are you an owner ?

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