Valve Work Disrupts Water in Port Dickinson
Water pressure at Port Dickinson Elementary School dropped suddenly and some village residents lost water service for a time because of work on a system upgrade.
Pressure at the school on Chenango Street started to fall around 10:30 a.m. Monday. Some village residents were without water service for a time.
Port Dickinson Mayor Kevin Burke said the issues developed while a pressure reducing valve was being replaced just north of the village in the town of Fenton.
After it was discovered the work had resulted in reduced water pressure at the school on Chenango Street, the project was delayed until later in the day.
Chenango Valley School Superintendent David Gill said although the pressure dropped at the elementary school, it was restored to normal around noon.
About 630 customers are served by the Port Dickinson water system. The village obtains water from the town of Fenton and the city of Binghamton.
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