BREWSTER, N.Y. -- County Executive MaryEllen Odell authorized an emergency delivery of 6,000 gallons of water for the Chateau Ridge well water system in Mahopac.
“We have been monitoring the overall situation,” said Interim Health Commissioner Michael Nesheiwat, M.D. “From a water safety perspective, the water quality has been fine. This week all thirteen water districts serviced by Forest Park Water Company had been put on water conservation restrictions until further notice in order to avert a potential major water outage. Up until now, only some districts and their residents have had to contend with water shortages, resulting from the various problems with the water systems.”
One of the two Chateau Ridge wells stopped producing water on Thursday, June 23, and Forest Park Water Company could not arrange for repair because their payment couldn't be guaranteed.
“With this health emergency, we needed a short-term and a long-term solution,” said Odell. “We needed water out there immediately and we got it there in a matter of hours. I have further called upon our law department, and with the assistance of Senator Terrance Murphy, we have reached out to the New York State Public Service Commission to help expedite the sale of Forest Park Water Company that has allowed this unacceptable situation.”
The sale of Forest Park Water Company to United Water Company is currently slated to take place in September.
Workers from Boyd Well replaced the well pump and removed a bad section of line of the broken well. It was producing 60 gallons a minute as of early Friday afternoon. Both wells are currently functioning and the system is back on line.
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