Hoosick Falls residents asked to limit water use

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York village dealing with water contamination now has a problem at its water treatment plant, and residents have been asked to limit water use.

Hoosick Falls Mayor David Borge says contractors broke wires in part of the plant, and that caused an electrical short.

The village has installed a temporary fix, but residents have been asked to limit non-critical city water use until the problem is permanently solved.

The problem is expected to be fixed by Friday, when U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will take part in a roundtable discussion of the ongoing water contamination crisis with area residents.

Perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, has been detected in the municipal water system and in private wells in and around Hoosick Falls.

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