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Woodstock Village under ‘boil water’ order

Published: 4/29/2021 3:39:46 PM
Modified: 4/29/2021 3:44:59 PM

WOODSTOCK — An early-morning water main break on Thursday led to flooding in the basement of the Woodstock Recreation Center and a “boil water” order in Woodstock Village.

The center, along Route 4, was closed because of the incident and is hoping to reopen on Tuesday, Executive Director Gail Devine said. A person who was cleaning the facility discovered the break during their late-night shift and reported it to Devine. At its deepest, there was about 2½ inches of water in the lower level of the center.

“The water brought in a lot of silt, so they have to come in and get the water out and scrape out all of the silt that came in with the water main break,” Devine said. Once the water has been cleared, sand will be put down and humidifiers set up to dry the area out.

Water was shut off across much of the village as employees with the Woodstock Aqueduct Co. worked to repair the leak, Woodstock Fire Chief David Green said. The break was after midnight Thursday and was found between 5:30 and 6 a.m. Repairs were completed around 1 p.m. and water was in the process of being restored to residents in the afternoon.

“They tried to isolate the leak, but due to some valve difficulties and over-pressurization of areas of town they had to shut virtually the whole town down,” Green said.

The “boil water” order will remain in effect into Friday. The water main break was unrelated to the paving project taking place in Woodstock Village, Green said.

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