UPDATE 11/03/17 4:30am- Repairs have been made and now Seneca County Health officials are working to make sure the water is safe.
Seneca County 911 sent this message out last night-
A major water main break at the Rt. 89 pump station on South Parker Rd. in Canoga caused major headaches for residents in Seneca Falls, Fayette, Varick and Canoga.
Varick Town Supervisor Bob Hayssen and Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Garlick Lorenzetti issued a joint-statement late-Wednesday evening after water service was returned to both communities. They described the circumstances around the outage on Tuesday as ‘extremely unusual’.
It’s expected that the boil water advisor could be lifted later today.
Update 11/01/17 5:30am -A major water main break at the Rt. 89 pump station on South Parker Rd. in Canoga is continuing to cause major headaches for residents in Seneca Falls, Fayette, Varick and Canoga.
Last night Seneca Falls officials said the main pipe outside the water treatment plant in Canoga burst Tuesday afternoon. Some water customers in Fayette, Varick and Canoga were without water.
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elementary School was without water, so students were moved across the canal to the Seneca Falls Middle School. No word yet when the repairs will be finished.
The boil water order continues today.
The Seneca County 911 Center is advising a boil water advisory has been issued for the Town of Seneca Falls water district, Fayette districts 3 and 7 and Varick district 4.
The County Health Department reports a broken water main led to a decrease in water pressure in the system, which increases the chances for harmful microbes to develop.
Until further notice all residents affect are advised to use bottled water or boil tap water prior to consumption.