KJ water pipeline turned on as project moves forward

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MOUNTAINVILLE – Water
is beginning to flow through the new Village of Kiryas Joel water pipeline
in Mountainville.

The completed work includes seven miles of 24-inch pipe, two pump stations,
two water storage tanks, emergency power generators, a water supply well,
and a treatment facility, at a total cost of $30 million.

The new water supply well will allow Kiryas Joel to access 612,000 gallons
of water per day from property in Mountainville.

“The completion of phase one will meet the present needs of our
growing community and will further our efforts toward reducing the village’s
reliance on local groundwater as our primary source of drinking water,
a positive regional environmental benefit of this project,” said
Village Administrator Gedalye Szegedin.

Phase two of the project will include a 6.5 mile pipeline that will link
Mountainville to the New York City Catskill Aqueduct in New Windsor, which
will ultimately become the village’s primary water source. Work
on that phase is already underway with an estimated completion of 2021.