WATERFORD, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Waterford Town Supervisor has announced that water quality testing has been successfully completed and that the NY State Department of Health has discontinued the boil water advisory for the Town.
Officials say “As a result of the satisfactory test results, it is no longer necessary to boil water prior to consumption and there are no longer any restrictions on the use of municipal water.”
Supervisor Lawler said that “The water emergency last week was very difficult for all of our town residents and businesses, and I want to thank everyone for your efforts to conserve water until service with Troy had been fully restored. As a result of those efforts we were able to maintain water service to all of our residents. I would especially like to acknowledge Momentive Performance Materials, the Town’s largest consumer of water, for their efforts to reduce their water demand throughout the crisis. A special acknowledgment and our sincere gratitude to the members of the Peck Hose and Village of Waterford Fire Departments, who along with the members of the Waterford Rescue Squad worked many hours in difficult conditions on behalf of our community. As they always have, these amazing volunteers once again rose to the occasion to help their neighbors. Waterford would be a much lesser place without them.”
Lawler went on to add “Our thanks to the many Town of Waterford and Waterford Water Authority employees who performed above and beyond the call of duty. Special thanks to the City of Cohoes for quickly providing us with an emergency water connection to their municipal water system, and to the Crescent and Vischer Ferry Fire Departments for lending us the 1,400 feet of fire hose necessary to make that connection.”
Supervisor Lawler noted that “We can all be proud of how people in Waterford once again came together to support each other in a time of crisis. Our sincere thanks to all of the emergency response organizations for your support. Most importantly, thanks especially to the residents of Waterford for you amazing cooperation and patience throughout this difficult time.”