On August 12th, the following message was posted to Facebook and to the Athens Community Board:
Due to a valve rebuild at the Dogwood Ln. water storage tank today, your water may appear discolored. Northdome is on the case and the water is safe for consumption. However, you should check your water’s appearance before washing any white laundry. Northdome and the Village DPW will be flushing the system tonight, you may see them in the area. Their efforts should resolve the situation within about a day.
It was brought to our attention today that a few residents are still experiencing discoloration. However, everything went according to plan and the water at the Dogwood Lane tank, the WWTP and Brick Row is all clear. Apparently the water is just taking a bit longer to clear in some areas of the Village and the issue should resolve itself shortly.
Again, the water has been tested and properly treated, so it is safe!
We’ve posted the latest information from Northdome on the current water situation to Facebook several times, but the post keeps disappearing. So, here’s what we’ve got as of Friday, 8/2/19… In short, the water is safe.
“We have made sure that the plant is producing clean water and have run extra tests to see if there is any way it’s coming from the plant. We have found nothing. The complaints started Tuesday on Schoharie Turnpike and have moved to the Village. On Tuesday we determined that discolored water was moving into the tank on Dogwood Lane, but was leaving the tank clear. On Wednesday it was clear going in and discolored going out. As of today still clear going in and slightly discolored going out. We can find no leaks that would be causing this. The water is safe to use. We have taken extra tests throughout the distribution system to make sure that the disinfection is adequate throughout. We will continue to monitor the situation over the weekend.”
In addition, the Village DPW is flushing a hydrant on upper Second St. that Northdome believes will assist with the situation.
Most importantly, YOUR WATER IS SAFE!
We’ll do our best to keep you posted as we monitor the situation.