SHAYNE R. GALLO
CITY OF KINGSTON
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
KINGSTON, NEW YORK 12401
Fax (845) 334-3904
DECLARATION OF STATEMENT OF EMERGENCY
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
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The City of Kingston Water Supply is delivered to the City of Kingston's Binnewater Reservoir and Distribution System via two water mains which run from the Water Filter Plant in Zena. One or both of the primary water delivery mains ruptured on Monday, February 16. This rupture has interrupted the delivery of water from the Zena Filtration Plant to the City of Kingston Water Distribution System.
A public emergency exists in the City of Kingston and it is necessary to immediately reconstruct or repair the water main(s) in the stream bed of the Sawkiff Creek in order that water can be delivered to the City of Kingston for both drinking water and fire protection purposes. All work necessary to repair or replace this vital component of the Kingston Water Supply System and all other steps required to supply water to the City of Kingston system are hereby authorized to proceed under this declaration.
Effective immediately, a STATE OF EMERGENCY is in effect for the City of Kingston Water Department until further notice. Consumers are urged to conserve water as much as possible until the water leak(s) have been repaired.
Shayne R. Gallo