If you live in Greenburgh and are experiencing discolored water or low water pressure, it could be because of some tests the town is performing on its fire hydrants.
The town has been flushing and testing its fire hydrants to ensure they are in good working order and to remove sediment from the system. In addition to the above issues, residents may notice significant amounts of water in streets.
Officials say any discoloration is likely the result of “harmless” silt and air and does not affect the safety of the water. However, residents are advised to monitor water before doing laundry and to keep water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking.
The tests will end on Wednesday, according to town officials.
UPDATE (4/3): Greenburgh will temporarily halt its fire hydrant flushing and testing program on Wednesday but will continue after the holidays.
Victor Carosi, Greenburgh’s commissioner of public works, said the town has tested about 200 hydrants so far and found no problems within the distribution system. The testing will pick up again on April 23 and should be completed some time in June, Carosi said.
Officials so far have focused on commercial areas, but residents may begin seeing affects when work resumes