A Friday morning water break has been repaired and the water supply will be returning to normal levels soon, said Village Administrator Anthony Giaccio Sunday morning.
This follows a weekend of severe water alerts urging residents of Sleepy Hollow to restrict usage only to necessity. (Tarrytown residents were told to conserve water.)
The damaged pipe was a 30-inch diameter water main that feeds all three pump stations (Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown and Briarcliff), Giaccio explained. Since all three communities were affected, we couldn't provide each other with water as we sometimes do. "Although, Briarcliff, who had more water in reserve, did help us as long as they could," he said
Until repairs were made, Sleepy Hollow had no water source which is the reason for the drastic measures.
However, Giaccio reported, we are now back on line and our reservoir is nearing capacity. The village planned to be lifting restrictions soon, but until then, if you observe brown water, let it run at the tap until it goes clear.
The situation was considered severe, but now it's down to "mild," said Giaccio.
Residents can keep abreast of such situations by signing up for emergency email alerts and regular notices on the Village website here.