MVWA to Replace Two Water Valves in East Utica


Saturday, August 12, 2007, 12:30 PM:  The Mohawk Valley Water Authority (MVWA) will shut down the water supply for portions of streets in East Utica beginning at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 in order to replace two large water valves. Water service will be unavailable until approximately 7:00 PM that day. The rain date for this work will be the following day.


Residents of these streets listed will be without any water. Once repairs are made and while water is being restored, they will notice discolored water if they try to use it before flushing operations are completed. A BOIL WATER ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT for about 48 hours until samples have been tested to ensure the water is safe for consumption and preparing food.  Residents should NOT to use the hot water faucet until the cold water faucet is clear because this could pull sediment into the hot water heater.


The streets to be without water are shown on the attached map. The affected streets are:


Square St. (between Steuben and Brinckerhoff Ave.);

Hobart St. (between Genesee St. and Steuben St.);

Leah St. (between Steuben St. and Howard Ave.);

Johnson Square;

Steuben St. (between Gold and Hobart St.);

West St. (between two lots south of Johnson Square and Rutger St.); and

Miller St. (between Square St. and Leah St.);


Customers are advised to store water for cooking and consumption before 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 15th. After the mains are refilled, the Water Authority will clear discolored water from the water mains. Flushing may take several hours. If customers notice discolored water coming from the cold water tap after 7:00 P.M., they should run their cold water line for five minutes. If the cold water does not clear in that time, customers should wait an hour and then try again.


Residents may obtain further information from the MVWA by calling 792-0301.


The MVWA is a regional agency of New York State that provides drinking water to 126,000 customers throughout 18 municipalities in Oneida and Herkimer Counties.