October 23, 2023
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Announces Water Restored in the City of Watertown, Boil Water Notice and Conservation Notice Cancelled

Governor Hochul Announces Water Restored in the City of Watertown, Boil Water Notice and Conservation Notice Cancelled

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the Boil Water Notice and Conserve Water Notice, prompted by a recent water main break, have been officially lifted. The water quality has been thoroughly tested and after consultation with the New York State Department of Health, confirmed to meet all state and federal drinking water standards.

“Sudden emergencies like the one Watertown has just faced require coordination and cooperation on multiple fronts – because of the City and the County’s cohesive response, this was resolved quickly and efficiently,” Governor Hochul said. “Thank you to those who sacrificed their time to work on behalf of their neighbors and thank you to the people of Watertown who graciously conserved their water. We are thankful to have everything back in working order.”

Following the water main break, the dedicated teams from the city, state, and private sector have worked tirelessly to repair and restore the water system, ensuring the safety and reliability of the city's water supply. Through their diligent efforts, the necessary precautions have been taken to safeguard the integrity of the water distribution network, allowing residents and businesses to resume normal water usage without any restrictions.

Watertown City Manager Ken Mix said, "We are grateful for the patience and cooperation of the community during this challenging time. The swift response and collaborative efforts of our skilled workforce have enabled us to swiftly address the situation and ensure the safety and reliability of our water supply.”

The City of Watertown remains committed to providing high-quality water services and maintaining the well-being of our residents.

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