Johnson City May Spend $200,000 to Fix Neighborhood Water Problem
The Johnson City village board has approved emergency work to replace an antiquated water main.
Trustees voted Tuesday night to authorize spending $200,000 from the village water to address an ongoing problem in a North Side neighborhood.
Johnson City director of public services Joshua Holland said sediment has built up over the years on a section of water line on Zoa Avenue.
The issue has resulted in a serious water discoloration problem for several months for a family in a home on Zoa Avenue near Miriam Street.
Resident Jenna Mauro expressed frustration that previous efforts to address the problem were unsuccessful. Upon learning that repair work is planned for this spring, Mauro said: "I'm excited. I'm hopeful." But she said now she'll wait to see what happens when the line is replaced.
Holland said the existing four-inch water line is to be replaced with a six-inch line on Zoa Avenue between Miriam and Balch streets.
Although $200,000 has been allocated for the project, Holland said the total cost of the work may be less than that.
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