KINGSTON – Mayor Shayne Gallo declared
a state of emergency in the City of Kingston as the water main break continues.
Gallo said it is unclear if one or the two mains, which run from the
water filter plant to Zena, ruptured on Monday morning.
The mayor said a public emergency exists in Kingston and is necessary to immediately reconstruct or repair the water main or mains in the stream bed of the Sawkill Creek so that water service can be resumed for drinking and fire protection.
Meanwhile, the Town of Ulster has also declared a state of emergency due to the significant water leak in the City of Kingston’s transmission line.
Deputy Town Supervisor Eric Kitchen declared the emergency because the situation threatens the public safety. The state of emergency will be in effect for two days. He imposed it at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
Consumers of water in the following water districts are urged to conserve water: