This winter is shaping up to be very damaging to our water system. The swings in temperature wreak havoc on water lines – both main lines and internal plumbing lines. We have already recorded five water leaks in seven days.
We need everyone to keep their eyes open and contact the G.L. Police if they notice water coming up from a roadway or a vacant piece of property (ground water where it is not supposed to be). This will be difficult during snow melt and rainy days.
We need to address these leaks quickly for a number of reasons – chief among them is preventing water loss. We have been aggressively pursuing a new well for the past several months and unfortunately this is not a process we can rush and at best, will not be completed for another two months.
In an effort to keep our existing wells operating at a rate to meet current demand, the Village will perform a well restoration on one of our wells (Well E). It is our highest producing well and the project will take five days complete.
Reduce Water Usage from Jan. 15 to Jan. 19.
During this time, we will need the cooperation of our residents in reducing their water usage. We will have one well in operation and will rely on our storage tanks to produce enough water to meet the demand; BUT, we cannot do this without your help. In conclusion, water use reductions will be in effect from Mon., Jan. 15 to Fri., Jan. 19.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please email me at Mayor@villageofgreenwoodlake.org.
Christmas Tree Pickup will be every Mon. and Thurs. in January. All trees will be donated to Breezy Point Inn for their Winter Carnival bonfire during President’s Day weekend.
Village Board Workshop – Mon., Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse.
Village Board Meeting – Mon., Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Courthouse.
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, will be published in the Jan. 17 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.