UPDATE: Water Conservation No Longer Needed Niagara Falls

Crews able to isolate break and restore water pressure

Richard Root
September 22, 2017 - 1:49 am
Water break.

Paul Dyster/City of Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - A water main break had led to all citizens of Niagara Falls being asked for "extreme water conservation".  That is no longer necessary after crews worked all morning to fix the situation.

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster posted the request on his Twitter account around 1:20am Friday.

A water main break on 56th Street is the source of the problem.  

The city sent out the following press release:

Water Main Break on Goodyear Chemical Plant Property in City of Niagara Falls Causing Low Pressure Situation for Local Customers

In the late evening of Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, the Niagara Falls Water Board detected a water main break on the Goodyear chemical plant property in the City of Niagara Falls, which has resulted in a loss of system pressure affecting local residential and commercial water customers in the service area.

Multiple repair crews are currently on-site assessing the leak situation and attempting to determine the size and scope of the rupture. The NFWB has also been in contact with other government agencies and departments, including the NYS Department of Health, to advise them of the water main break occurrence.

As a result, Niagara County’s emergency interconnect has been activated, which is now helping to feed water reserves at the NFWB’s Buffalo Street treatment facility. No specific timetable has yet been identified regarding the return of water pressure for customers; however, information on service restoration will be made public as soon as it is available.




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